Once upon a time, when a kid was asked at school, what are the things humans can’t live without, his answers were quite orthodox. “Air, food and water”, was what anyone would expect. But gone are those days. The upcoming technological innovations have engulfed these natural necessities, and taken over. This is the case with most of the developed metropolitan cities, as the rustic way of life still exists in numerous places. Our day starts with the tick-tock of the alarm in our ears and ends with the ‘twilight’ of our cellphone. Let us see which are our top 10 mundane buddies, without which our day is at a standstill.
This lean little fellow standing upright in you washroom, revitalizes you for the rest of the day. It bolsters all the energy needed, by dispersing the scent of the minty toothpaste through your mouth. Definitely as a good companion must, this plumb fellow attacks all the germs in your mouth, with its pointy bristles and presents you with an amiable smile. So unless you aren’t much concerned about oral hygiene, a toothbrush is one thing you can’t start the day without. You don’t have to brush all your teeth, just the ones you want to keep!
This guy, exists in your living room, office, college and almost everywhere! He’s one ubiquitous fellow. You use it every now and then, without even realizing that you do. It seems a bit silly, but its one of the most used things by humans. Whether you drive to office, or you are there working on your laptop, you don’t realize you are using this guy or some seat, to sit on. This is the first thing, every man, may it be your father, your brother or your husband, looks for at the shopping mall.
Shoes or slippers are also used by us almost everyday, whether we have to go to the office, school or for a walk ! Ever thought a life without shoes? Stepping on poky stones, mushy soil, and getting your feet burnt on the hot road! However, for all the pretty ladies, shoes are a style statement rather than a necessity. Flip flops, flats, heels, wedges, sneakers, stilettos and innumerable other names, shoes have acquired over the years. Hadn’t Cindrella lost her shoe, she wouldn’t have found her prince!
Every electrical appliance enervates energy from sockets. May it be your toaster, television set, laptop or cell phone. Without getting a continuous supply of electricity from these sockets, all these appliances are a total waste. Like hands are for humans, sockets are for all our gadgets. They help reach out and sap their required energy – electricity. So not just by you, these are used by your electric-powered buddies everyday. Not just that, these fellows also protect humans from the wrath of electricity by shielding as insulators.
In the current world, it’s almost impossible to imagine that someone can live without computers. Computers have become an electronic device of almost every day use for individuals of every age. Homes, schools, offices, malls, anywhere and everywhere! Name one place, and a laptop or a computer shall be present there. It has tremendously reduced human effort in every field. Billing, recording, analyzing and even predicting, your desktops can do it all. Large amounts of information in industrial and business sectors as well as in the personal lives are stored on computers. You can order your breakfast online using your computer, you can read newspapers online, you can work from the comfort of your home with the help of your computer, you can watch movies and videos through your computer and what not. However, it has made us humans excessively dependent on this guy.
Soap is to the body, what laughter is to the soul. Can you imagine a bath without this bubbly, fragrant, moisturizing pal? Not only do soaps make you smell good and feel fresh but, they also cleanse your body and get rid of innumerable bacteria that cause mal-odor and other skin issues. Soaps include body washes, bar soaps, gel soaps, soaps to fight acne etc.
4. Toilet Seat
A little gross, but you use the toilet everyday and hence the toilet seat. It is definitely your companion in good times and bad. How? Well it sits with you through a smooth morning or a constipated one, without complaining. The toilet seat is the stage where probably all the bathroom singers, start their concerts. It has seen your tears in tough times, when you lock yourself up into isolation. Hours of texting, watching movies and what not! It has always been there. Taking all your weight upon itself and sitting in one place all day. A true mate, isn’t it?
Clothes are important for a number of reasons. Of course, they have their practical uses to keep us warm, but that is only a small part of it. Rather, clothing enables us to express our identity in a number of different ways and to express ourselves without having to use words. Clothing can provide an expression of the group to which you belong. This can be done in the most obvious ways using uniforms. In a way, clothing that provides personal expression, is like a facial expression. Moreover clothes just make us feel good about ourselves, especially for ladies. In a nutshell, you just cannot walk out of your home without clothes!
Wires and cords are omnipresent. Every electrical appliance has these. They come in many forms and are made from many materials. Right from the aux cable to lighten up your mood in the car, to your laptop’s charging cord, you use wires. Moreover these wires also carry insulation and protect us humans from directly coming in contact with heavy currents.
This one gadget, has tremendously taken over our lives! Life without a cellphone cannot be imagined. What every individual does every morning on waking up, is checking the cellphone, like it’s the newspaper. You can feel the void even if you spend a few minutes without this fellow. Contacts, photos, news events and a lot more, cellphones have made our world come closer. You can communicate with your long distance mates without much hassle, you can book your tickets instantly, you can find your way if you are lost. Hence, this is definitely one of the most used gadget by humans.
Life without these things just cannot be imagined! Though there are a lot of other things we need, these have become an integral part of our modern lives. While some are just unavoidable, some have barged their way through, making us excessively dependent on them.