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today. Man was a play-thing of nature for ages. Life was a burden for him and the world a prison. He wanted to escape to a land where there was neither scarcity not sickness neither sorrow nor suffering. Today, however this position exits no longer. Now nature is the slave instead being the Lord of man. He is today neither helpless nor feeble nor even without means. The means of production and commerce which man possesses today are so many and so effective that no one in this vast world need remain without food, clothes and shelter. If these means were properly utilized, it is certain that poverty would disappear for good from the world. Another peculiarity of the modern world is the essential unity of all nations of the world. The world is today one, and its peace and prosperity are one and individual. The third great fact of the modern world is the conquest of time which man has achieved. One year of his life is equal to ten of his ancestors in point of achievement. But what a cruel irony of fate it is that man with all his power of the gods has neither serenity of spirit nor a security of life. It appears as if this very power has become his great enemy and destroyer.
Precis Unlike early times, man is no more the slave of nature. Instead it is the other way around. If the varied means of commerce and production that he possesses today are properly used, poverty can disappear. There is unity, peace and prosperity in the world today and man has mastered time too. But despite his great power, man has no peace of mind and power for him is more a fiend, a destroyer.