Short Essay on 'Civilization' (110 Words)

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The first question, what is civilization? All men have certain physical needs, needs for warmth, food and shelter; these needs man shares with animals. Savages spend, if not all, their time in the endeavour to satisfy them.

A civilization then cannot be a condition of affairs in which human beings merely satisfy ever more easily and elaborately their fundamental Physical needs and do nothing else. It must be condition in which they satisfy their need so easily and feel themselves so secure from danger that they have the time and energy to attend to other things and in particular, to the developments and demands of the mind and the spirit. 

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