Spoiling comfort

The opinion article “Spoilt are we” brought out some home truths as it were.

By (Latha Narasimhan, Sharjah)

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Published: Sat 27 Sep 2014, 10:07 PM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 4:21 AM

It traced how we tend to become slaves of comfortable life styles and take them for granted over a period of time.

Getting used to conditioned comfort and need based luxury paradoxically, we hardly realise their dominance over us until we are bereft of them. What used to be quite comfortable to us, the warmth and the perspiration before experiencing this conditioned comfort here has become absolutely unbearable now.

When one visits their home country, the spontaneity with which it is used to be accepted as a part of lifestyle there has been lost. Instead one yearns for the conditioned comfort that we are used to even in the desert landscape. Sometimes one is aware of the hazards of the artificial environment, but then we have to take in by it with so much ease that, even a minute of discomfort becomes intolerable to many of us.

One wonders about how unconsciously we become a slave to the spoiling comfort. There is always a longing to adapt oneself according to the atmosphere around, but then that adaptable mind-set recedes from our shores forever.

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