Enlightens Or Darknesses Essay

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Valentina GjoniEng: 00404/22/03Professor: Janet OliverEnlightens or DarknessesTechnology is not the most important factor in our lives. Every one of us that emigrated from poor countries experienced a non advanced technology world. It did not nuisance us because we did not know the existence of the high quality machines or anything related with technology. The two stories describe the life of the Third World countries in different views at some points but the same on others. Norberg-Hodge and Pitroda argued about the advantages and disadvantages of the technology influences on other people lives.Based on the story "Nothing is Black, Nothing is White" Norberg-Hodge give us the view of life were everything is primitive and her opinion of people could live happier than now. The natives of the Ladakh do not have luxury. They survive the same way as many years ago "with basic comforts." ( Norberg-Hodge 195) In the winter they do not use heat. The water does not come in every house; the Ladakhis have to "fetch water every day from a stream." ( Norberg-Hodge 195) Also the cooking is not made by the stove but from "a dung fire." (Norberg-Hodge 195) The natives did not know the existence of center or north from the city for them it meant the same. The medicine part is very hard because the children die from diseases that in the advanced world can be cured. It is sad to hear that the children in Third World countries die only because of their poverty and the traditional ways.Another fact that Norberg-Hodges argues is for the literacy. She describes the people as illiteracies but also at the same time she does not show any anger or make her feel that is ignorance. She admits that for their world is not called "powerless" but its part of their "traditional culture." (Norberg-Hodges195)The traditional side is good in the natives and author' eyes but technology would make their lives more comfortable and beneficial. For example the Ladakhis now have the chance to visit other places and import from them the three basics foods in the human live "sugar, rice, once luxuries, have become the food of every day."( Norberg-Hodge) The education will provide them "with new and exciting opportunities." ( Norberg-Hodge 196) The natives will have the chance to think based on theories and listen to their leader but not believe everything. Also would improve the lifestyle and their perspectives of "the way to...

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