Modern Civilization

Village Life

Village Life

Village life is calm and peaceful while the city life is fast-paced. This life means living in village areas with a friendly, simple and easy environment. It is the most natural life of human beings. In village areas, houses are made of straw, bamboo, and mud. The houses have spacious yards often with a kitchen garden in front of it.

Village life is quite slow but peaceful. Villagers lead a simple life. They live in harmony with each other. The village is a panorama of the charming scenes of nature. Vast fields smile with green crops, rivers, and murmuring streams flow gently. Trees are bent with ripe fruits. It brings a divine touch into the human mind. Hence, village life is full of divine beauty. They value relationships and make efforts to maintain the same. Kinship is intense, and the relationship among the neighbors is very deep here. They are well aware of the people living in their neighborhood and stand by them in their hour of need. Most of the village people are easy going and co-operative.

The village people take part in fairs and festivals. Villagers also give special importance to their customs and traditions and follow them religiously. Villagers are content with the necessities of life.  The festivals in villages are celebrated collectively and thus the joy and happiness during that time double up. They discharge their social duties in the simplest manner possible.

People in villages are mostly involved in agricultural activities. Some are priests, some are milkmen, some are oil men, some are fishermen, some are washermen, some are barbers and some are drummers and so on. Some of them are artisans and are involved in preparing various kinds of beautiful handicraft items. It seems that nature has given her bounteous gifts to those who live in village areas. They are not rich and wealthy. But they have enough for their minimum requirements of life.

They get up from bed early in the morning and perform their daily work before the sunsets. Villagers may not be equipped with modern-day technologies and gadgets but they have their own ways of enjoying life. In the rainy season, movement is very difficult because there is no paved road in the village.

Many of the villages around the world are devoid of basic amenities such as electricity, sanitation facilities, hospitals, schools, etc. There is no good doctor in the village. Children do not get standard education because there is no good school. Villagers face numerous challenges owing to the lack of these amenities. Evils of ignorance and blind faiths have crept in. Most of the villagers do not give much importance to education. Mass education and public health are the primary conditions for the improvement of village life. They are content with the basic education they acquire in the village schools. Yet, those who love calm and cool life are fond of leading a village life.