No doubt with the advancement we have applied science, technology, new techniques in politics and economics, human nature changes all too little.
With the passage of time these ideals do not change, what changes, is our understanding, our conception and our outlook.
The result is that all of our actions will be directed and controlled by our old thinking.
So the spirit of the individual determines the course of events.
If we distinguish the word, `modern’ from `ancient’ we find the modern is an improvement over the ancient as far as the development of the society is concerned.
The progress must be in line with the latest development of the society.Time changes and with the change of time the ideas also become outdated.This means as far as time is concerned modernity is somewhat short-lived but the spirit of it prevails for a longer period and so it persists till the people are able to achieve the zenith of modernity.Out of two ideas suppose one of them had been given much earlier than the other and is accepted at present and will be called modern while the other will become obsolete and forgotten.Ideals of human beings fundamentally remain the same; the Jews thought that aim of man should be to do the Will of God, the Greeks thought that it should be to achieve the excellence of human nature.Gandhiji’s idea of moral force may be suitable for the future generations that is when people become civilised.So he was in line with the course of progress and that is what we mean by modernity.The word `modern’ has two different meanings; it may mean contemporary in time; it may mean contemporary in spirit.We generally call a thing, an idea, a fashion modern in relation to its old version.With the increase of understanding we improved our approach to find better results.Consequently, the inferences are accepted by the present age and are called modern.