Necessity is the Mother of Invention

It has been rightly said that necessity is the mother of inventions. Most of the inventions and discoveries owe their successful operation to necessity. Unless there is want we cannot struggle to attain the goal. The history of human progress in all walks of life is the history of man’s endeavour to reach new goals.

When man felt hungry, he started hunting and till land. The need for shelter lead the man to built huts and houses. The need for quick travel resulted in the invention of the fastest means of transport, making the world short. At the time of necessity, the human mind, which is creative and imaginative, thinks in a very quick manner.

What is impossible in the world? Man can achieve anything he wants provided he puts in hard labour and sincere efforts. Where there is a will there is a way. Constant efforts do bear fruit. Where there is any necessity, there is some invention, some research, in order to fulfil that necessity. All our inventions and discoveries are the direct result of our pressing needs.

As new needs arise, fresh methods are devised to meet them. New plans are hatched to find solutions to different problems. Necessity makes us bold, zealous and eager enough to fulfil our needs. Necessity is a blessing in disguise.

Many people freeze if they are given a blank sheet of paper and told to draw something creative. But if they are given a blank sheet of paper with a squiggly line on it, and asked to elaborate on that squiggle, they often have fun turning out something pretty interesting.

Summing-up: Necessity, not Scarcity, is the Mother of Invention. The human mind requires stimuli — inputs for response — and certain forms of constraint serve as stimuli for creative responses.

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