Should we at times try to live in old ways?In the earlier days when we grew up there were not so many comforts and conveniences we have today. We all might remember doing below things.
No 24 hours running water. We stored the water in buckets and used it to take bath. No showers. For brushing our teeth we used to fill water in a mug and brush our teeth. No geysers in the bathroom, we used to warm the water on stove or gas and use it.
No mobiles or landlines were there. We used to write letters or postcards and go to nearest STD/ISD/PCO to make calls.
We used to sit on the floor and have our lunch or dinner.
There was no cable TV but only Doordarshan. Kids did not have access to gadgets and TV channels and played outside.
Four wheelers were rare and we used to mostly use public transport.
No generator backup and 24 hours electricity was there. We needed the support of emergency lights and candles to do our work.
Above are just a few of the things to mention, there were many more.
Now with all conveniences at our fingertips, we might have forgotten our old lifestyle and may find difficult to adjust to it in the present scenario. We know how we crib even if there is no running water in our bathroom even for an hour.
Do you think we should practice our old forgotten lifestyle for a day or two in between just for fun and get to know how we cope up with it now? It will also check our adjustment quotient. I think this could be a fun exercise and also give our kids an idea of how we lived earlier.