The Growth of Civilization Essays

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When you stand in front of the mirror, has it ever occurred to you that you belong to a particular civilization and your clothes, culture, language and may be even some of your personality traits are a mark of the particular civilization. The origin of civilization may interest you but, the growth of civilization is far more an important aspect of the same. The growth is considered to be a mark of development of a civilization. On the contrary, sustainable growth of civilization is something that would ensure the continuity of the progress of the civilization. In simpler words, civilization can be understood as ‘sophisticated and peaceful communities’ existing on the earth. Civilization differs from a society because civilization is…show more content…
These were the civilizations of – Mesopotamia, Egypt, Indus and China. Since the civilizations have grown and expanded. Presently, regional civilizations, religion based civilizations exist as well. Western civilization and Islamic civilizations are two of the most important civilization existing currently. (Guisepi) For the sustenance of a civilization, the most vital requirement is that of food. Humans have evolved physically from a time when he was a hunter and gatherer. Humans were always on a move, therefore, making it impossible to form a settlement. The evolution of agriculture is considered to be the basic amenity that triggered the process of civilization. Agriculture was a reliable source of food which promised surplus source to the people. (Guisepi) If you analyze the present situation, what do you find? The demand for food is exceeding the supplies. The increase in the price further keeps it out of reach of the poor and the needy. This leads the hungry people to the streets. These hungry people are a source to the terrorists, drugs, diseases and many more evils. If we chart out a graph, we can notice that the food scarcity occurs especially in the region of the third world i.e. under-developed countries. These states can be also termed as ‘the falling states’. The problem does not lie in the possession of power instead it now lies in the lack of it. Somalia ranks no. 1 in the list of the countries with food shortage and has become the
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