Living

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Living

By | Feb. 2011
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Anything which is taught at an early age remains firmly implanted in the mind. It is essential to cultivate good habits at a young age, and cleanliness is one of the most important. Being clean and tidy is important. Cleanliness should start with personal hygiene. It is crucial for people to learn about hygiene, and the various diseases linked to lack of it. From a very young age, formation of certain habits like washing hands before meals, regular brushing of teeth, and bathing are a must. These are entirely personal habits. And, since we live in a society it is essential to follow certain rules like keeping our surroundings clean, avoiding littering in public places, refraining from spitting on the road, and many more. Any habits, good or bad, taught or even picked up at a young age, get embedded into one's personality. Unfortunately, today, many adults themselves do not set very good examples of cleanliness. In fact, habits like smoking, chewing tobacco and betel leaves, and spitting on roads and sidewalks, are a sick heritage handed down from our parents and elderly relatives. Many public places used for defecating are left messy and stinking, leading to any number of diseases. Litter on roads, polluted water bodies and poor sanitation make excellent breeding grounds for creepy crawly pests. Medical research has discovered that rats, mice, cockroaches, flies, and mosquitoes serve as hosts for transmitting disease. Lack of hygiene is an open invitation to infectious disease. Cleanliness, if we may say so, can make the difference between life and death. A healthy environment is necessary if we want to stay healthy. If the environment is dirty it badly affects the health of the people living around. Wherever we live, it is important for us to keep it clean. Let's start with our individual homes. If our homes are clean we will obviously enjoy a healthy life. And in society it is the responsibility of each and every human being to maintain certain hygienic...