Royalty Free Illustration Ancient Styled Oriental/Asian Messenger Male Figure, Standing and Holding Scroll in Hand.
Long before emails with rapid response on our home computers, long before letters were delivered to our homes by the postman, long before telephones, fax machines, television, radios, etc...the way to get cross communication was via a human being either on foot or some animal like a horse.
Can you imagine the time it took to get a response? To inform someone of something? We live in a age where convenience and speed are a must. "I need to have this paper sent to my email ASAP, then we can continue our deal...." What would we do if alls we could do was wait?
Well, there would probably be a calmer world, where people were forced to occupy themselves with other worthwhile activities, as they had to patiently hold off on the so-called important things, and perhaps not even think about it until the messenger came back with a response.
Life was so much simpler!