In the above given statement it has rightly been said that Industrial Revolution was a mixed blessing as it had both the dark and as well as the bright side.
1. The Bright side on the Industrial Revolution :
(i) The industrialization has made it possible for the mankind to meet the primary necessities of life i.e. food, cloth and shelter.
(ii) The machines have relieved man of the tiring and unpleasent job and have brought more leisure. This spare time has been utilized for the promotion of arts and culture.
(iii) Large scale production of several kinds of goods has brought many articles of comforts and luxury within the easy reach of even a common man who could otherwise not even think of them.
(iv) Developments in the means of transport and communication have developed trade and thus brought all the countries of the world nearer to one another.
(v) The invention of the new types of machines has made man's life quite easy and comfortable. These have brought new jobs and added the pleasure of human life.
2. Dark side of the Industrial Revolution :
(i) As result of the Industrial Revolution the cities become overcrowed by the labourers and workers arising the problems of insanitation and housing.
(ii) The workers' life became quite miserable. They had to live in slums around the factories where they fell a prey to different diseases and epidemics.
(iii) The conditions inside the factories were worse. There, the smoke, noise and poisonous gases affected the workers' health physically and mentally.
(iv) The factory owners employed the women and children in their factories as their labour proved cheaper. As a result of hard work and inhuman treatment they suffered of bad health.
(v) The Industrial Revolution divided the whole society into two conflicting classes i.e. the capitalists and the workers who do not have faith upon each other even today.
(vi) The Industrial Revolution gave birth to Imperialism and Colonialism.
The Industrial Revolution had many advantages and disadvantages too for the humanity. Thus we can say that was a mixed blessings