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“Reason and justice tell me there’s more love for humanity in electricity and steam than in chastity and vegetarianism.” – Anton Chekhov

How did people manage before the day that electricity was harnessed into a usable energy? Thanks to an ice storm yesterday, the power in Monmouth was down for the majority of the day. I woke up, used the bathroom with the light from my cell phone, and went back to my room–only to realize that I had nothing to do. I couldn’t shower (electric water heater), I couldn’t get on Facebook (because my computer requires electricity), and I couldn’t watch TV (again, electricity). I tried to read for class, only to realize that it was too dark and my cell phone wouldn’t give enough light to read.

After sleeping for another few hours, I decide to go over to my grandparents’ house. A Sprite, PB&J, and a few m&ms later, I sit down to do a puzzle with my grandma. As I’m figuring out how the pieces fit together, I begin thinking about how reliant our society is on electricity for everything. I mean, I couldn’t even entertain myself for a few hours without it. And then I realized that I was having way more fun doing a puzzle with my grandma than I would ever have in my room on Facebook, watching TV, or listening to music.

Why is our society so dependent on technology?

Also, not that chastity and vegetarianism aren’t important, I love mankind for technological advances like steam and electricity.


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