A modern man is the one who is full of activities and he is so busy with his business of earning for a living that he never has time to live! Believe it or not?
Now with the fast speed of air travel, rockets, trains and cars that have brought man restless lives in a fast track kind and what is the end result? Sicknesses and ill health!
So a modern man needs to take care of his health really really seriously! As a human being, the human nerves just cannot stand the pace at which he lives today. Many of man's modern diseases, such as heart, stomach and skin troubles are caused by the stress exerted on the nerves by this pace. Nevertheless all the time, the modern man has to be on the go! Remember, the modern man always says: Go! Go! Go!
As business is making great demands on him, he rushes here and there. He has no proper rest. He snatches a hasty meal and dashes off again. He has little time in bed. Just as he is about dropping off to sleep, he leaps out again after the alarm goes!
The world is too much with him. He has practically too little time to sit with one another for a cup of tea, to eat at leisure, to study the world and its wonders and to discuss things at ease..........
A hundred years ago, or even fifty years ago, there was a slowness and steadiness about things. Ask anyone who is above 60 years old and he will be able to tell you the story. A man could travel on foot or horseback at a relatively sedate pace and he could take his own sweet time over it.
However with this sudden speed up of life, it is hard to imagine how the body cells, could suddenly be forced to try and keep up with the pace? When the body cells are unable to cope with the situation, it will take refuge in a breakdown, a heart attack or a stomach ulcer!
Every little incident disturbs a modern man's mind. He always sees the darkness and misery but not the grand beauty and the real nature of this world! He tries to keep up with his appearance, works hard for a pathetic reward, and try to feel important when it succeeds. But when it fails, he pretends that he doesn't mind or to treat it as if nothing happens.
The malady of this modern man is that he suffers from too much of actions. Action after action!
It is like he has to have action, more action and still more action that eventually punctuates his life from his baby cradle to his eventual grave! What is the use of being a modern man?
He can hardly spend even five minutes in a state of silence in action. He is like a constant roar of the machine he invented, making himself sort of a nuisance as well as to the society. His mind and body soon becomes weakened and haggard, and finally fritter away the useful energy and resources.........What a waste!
Besides this, today's modern man has enmeshed in all sorts of ideas, views, opinions and ideologies both wise and foolish from the power of the media, such as the e-media we have now. It has inadvertently escalated our normal pace of life!
Last but not least it is a man's duty to look from all angles, be it materially, socially or culturally. There are so much more opportunities for achievements, so much greater in work returns and the amenities are numerous. So slow down baby, slow down and enjoy your life while it is still on-going!
Life is like a journey. When you are born, it is your ticket to ride. With the ticket, you have the license to travel. Along the way, you pick up things, good or bad. You get to know the environment, the people and things around. You get involvements, socializing and planning. Life gets more complicating. You fight for it. You build your dream castle. You enjoy life. You have all the commitments in life! Finally you get down from the train that takes you through the journey of life!
There is a Chinese saying: Journey of a thousand miles begins with a humble step.