To say life would be different is probably the understatement of the decade if not the century.
Imagine: for entertainment, we’d have to read. Or go for long walks.
We’d actually have to talk to our kids. Play games with them. Games like Monopoly or checkers or chess: No more video games without electricity.
Think of how quiet it would be without planes zipping overhead. No traffic on the highway. No television or radio blasting 24/7. Wow, a person might actually be able to hear her/himself think.
What would we think about? Well, without electricity, money is pretty much useless. How are you going to purchase something if you have no online access; if money cannot be transferred; if cash registers simply don’t register?
Why, there are all kinds of things to think about. Who you are and your purpose in this world. What your next meal will be and when (can’t keep groceries on the shelves without electricity). What you are going to do now without the convenience of electricity. Can’t get to your job; the car won’t run without working electrical components.
You’ll have time to think about – actually think about – your faith, belief system, spirituality and how you feel about it.
What to do, what to do?
You could learn to sew: May have to, now that you can’t purchase new clothes every other week. Of course, you’d have to use a needle and thread, sewing machines won’t work without electricity.
You may want to take up writing. Keeping a journal is fine way to while away the time.
Teach your children to love reading, to play hopscotch, to take joy in the simple act of chasing fireflies on a summer evening.
You’ll have to learn to wash clothes by hand and hang them up to dry.
You’ll also have to learn how to be satisfied with what you have. Consumerism would come to a complete halt without electricity.
Oh, and you’ll have to learn basic medicine. Hospitals won’t run without electricity. Nor will emergency vehicles and emergency personnel can’t be contacted by phone.
Give pause and give thought to all the things you would have to do without if there was no electricity, no communication, no transportation.
Where would you be? And what kind of life would you have?
It’s something to think about.
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