Necessity is the mother of invention.




Necessity is the mother of invention.



Man proposes but God disposes.

This Proverb statement tells that whatever man proposes as his objective to achieve by exercising his will power, efforts and intellectual potentialities, there is a limit to his abilities and there is some supernatural power – God - to determine the shape of things and its end. Sometimes or most of the times the end may be against man's proposal.


People very often use this statement during their conversation. Man can place before himself a lofty objective and can strive hard to achieve it by putting forth all his efforts and other possibilities. But there is a limit to man’s abilities. It has been well said. There is a supernatural power that determines the shape of things and that power. God shapes the end of our objective too. Man can only propose to achieve something and toil himself towards the achievement. Even the achievement itself is not in his hands. Of course the ancient Greek critic - Heraclites - says, "Man is the architect of his destiny".


Shakespeare, in his tragedy plays too, does not bring in fate or God as a power determining the shape of things. He introduces the clement of chances that turns the course of the play. Anyhow, there is some power which shapes the end and so it is very apt to say - Man proposes God disposes.


Necessity is the mother of invention.

This maxim indicates that whenever man requires something he is certain to find it. This has always happened throughout the human civilization. When a man feels that a certain thing is necessary for his utility it makes him think of possible to find new things. The histories of origin of many inventions are a sign of this fact. Today all the developments in medicine have been achieved due to the research and this research has been necessitated by the needs of the people to have a longer and healthier life.


The vaccines to the diseases like small pox and the medicine for rabies were all invented to prevent the disease. When man was living in the caves he could not see in the dark and he found out that fire can help to see in the dark and so he found the way to create fire. Similarly when he started moving from one place to another he found that the wheel helped him very much in transportation. He also invented the boat for traveling on water. Similarly when Thomas Alva Edison wanted to invent something to see in the dark ho worked on with the idea of Electric lamp and soon invented it. Similarly the Wright brothers when they saw the birds flying thought that if man could also fly he could cover long distances and so they invented the aeroplane. So the need of the hour was the important motivating factor in inventing. With the passing of time man goes on inventing things to fulfill his necessities.


Necessity is the mother of invention.






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