“ What is this life , if full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare ?
This poem is a reminder that amidst the hustle and bustle of our busy life we need to find time to be with nature and enjoy its varied beauty. The city dwellers life is so full of hurry and worry that he hardly has any time or inclination to think of nature. Whatever leisure time he has, is spent mostly in front of the idiot box, the computer or in cinema halls .The more affluent may frequent discotheques or night clubs .Festivals and celebrations are lavish and noisy. City man has divorced himself from nature completely.
The best way to spend one’s leisure time is to be amidst nature- in a park , or a garden , or a zoo or aviary .This is for the city dweller. The rural native has nature all around him, and so has the best of everything to while away his leisure hours.
But there are some individuals who misuse their leisure time to a fault. They indulge in vices such as gambling or drinking. Young boys form groups at roadside corners and harass passerby. Eve teasing is another mischievous occupation of the youth of today. Gossiping , too, has many votaries. These are activities that help no one, and in fact , cause endless harm to others. Ladies belonging to the upper income bracket meet in each other’s houses for kitty parties and enjoy spreading rumours about the private lives or characters of others.
If one has some free time , there are plenty of useful things one can do .Take up a hobby- reading, photography, gardening or philately. Engage in some social service – give free tuition to poor neighbours, teach adults who have never been to school. Join some sports club or mandal or a gymkhana . It is better to build one’s own health, than destroy a neighbours reputation. Better to serve the deserving than to make the life for one’s acquaintances intolerable .
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