SSC unit one, reading section

Can you live alone?

Long ago, a young man who lived in a village, found his life full of problems and suffering. Quarrels, ill-feelings, jealousy, enmity all were part of everyday life there.
So he left his house and went to a jungle to live by himself. There he made a nice little hut with wood, bamboo and reeds. “Ah, how happy I am here!” said the man to himself.
But one day he found some mice in his hut. The little creatures soon made holes in his blanket. So he brought a cat to kill the mice. The cat needed milk. So he brought a cow. The cow needed grass and hay. So he brought a cowboy.

The cowboy needed food. So he took a wife to cook meals. Then children were born to them, and the man found himself again in a family.
So nobody can live alone unless that person is either angel or devil. People need food, shelter, companions and cooperation. They need to help each other. And if they live in a family or community, their needs can be fulfilled. Hence living in society can make people good and happy citizens.

SSC Reading



UnitTitleClick to read
Unit OneGood citizensClick to read
Unit TwoPastimesClick to read
Unit ThreeEvents and festivalsClick to read
Unit FourAre we aware?Click to read
Unit FiveNature and environmentClick to read
Unit SixOur neighboursClick to read
Unit SevenPeople who stand outClick to read
Unit EightWorld heritageClick to read
Unit NineUnconventional jobsClick to read
Unit TenDreamsClick to read
Unit Eleven Renewable energyClick to read
Unit TwelveRootsClick to read
Unit ThirteenMedia and modes of e-communicationClick to read
Unit FourteenPleasure and purposeClick to read
Simple QuestionsClick to read