Debate on Only Way to Minimise Human Suffering and Pain is to Control Our Needs

Consumerism is increasing day by day. Luxuries of yesterday have become necessities of today. The result is that the more we want the more miserable we become. Write a debate in 150 – 200 words on ‘The only way to minimise human suffering and pain is to control our needs.

Honourable members of the Jury, respected Principal, Teachers, audience and My worthy opponents. Good morning to you all.

Today I, Navita, stand before you to speak for the motion ‘the only way to minimise human suffering and pain is to control our needs.’

“There is sufficiency in this world for man’s needs but not for man’s greed’’, said Mahatma Gandhi. Unfortunately, this is the scenario today. The things that were regarded luxuries at one point of time are now termed as necessities. We cannot imagine life without certain items like a computer, a washing machine or even a mobile phone. But weren’t our parents and their parents able to lead content lives even without these things? It is time that we understand that we have become slaves to our greed. We not only are drying up resources rapidly to get what we want but are degrading our health too. Human beings are never satisfied with what they already have. They always want more and more. When one is unable to have exactly what one wants, one becomes sad and dissatisfied. One keeps suffering until one has what one wants. Sometimes one even resorts to criminal activities just to get what they want. However, it only increases one’s sufferings and pain.

Whatever be the problem, there is only one simple solution, controlling our needs and differentiating them from our greed. The more we enslave ourselves, the more we suffer.

Thank you

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