So much for the change in the life of a woman, the man also who always had to work outside the home may now be earning a handsome pay packet but, by allowing the wife to work outside the home is now not at the receiving end any more. He gets the minimum that she can give and is losing out on the love and care she used to once shower on him, when she had the time to do so.
Now, as the woman is stepping into the man’s shoes, she is and just has to become hardened like him as, she has no time to pamper him. Thus in the so-called modern style of living the man is also a loser, he is losing out on the emotional touch he got before the bug of modernity stung the family.
As for the children in the modern scheme of things I feel are the greatest losers in the family. They do go to the best of schools as, the family can well afford it, they play the best of games, have the most modern friends, but they grow in an environment which is completely bereft of love affection and all delicate emotions as, there is no time in any body’s schedule to engage in the show of love and interest. They do not get the feel of their mother’s loving caress nor their father’s joining the game being played.
Since these children are completely losing out on the finer feelings of life and human existence, they are also in turn developing into more of robots that work simply mechanically. This results in the children having no attachments, no emotions which the humans are gifted with, and which feelings develop only with the required circumstances.
These children developing in the modern nuclear families are also bereft of the pampering of the grandparents. The loving and interesting stories of the grandmother and jumping and frisking with the grandfather are a missing entity in this modern world.
Thus, modern living though very rewarding and satisfying has resulted in a complete loss of human values, human emotions and human attitudes. It is these qualities that separate the human being from other living beings, and, if we have lost these qualities, I daresay we are not faring any better than the lower species of life. The hazards of modern living are so great that, they have resulted in destroying the very basic fabric of family life and loosened the bonds of the family of which we were very proud in the past. There is undoubtedly a tremendous growth in the financial status of families but it has simultaneously resulted in an absolute loss of humanness of the family members. It is now for us to decide if this modern living is better and more comfortable than the life style gone by.