Is anyone else experiencing extreme power outages across their counties? Maybe if you are, you aren't reading this blog, so disregard my stupidity.
I was able to come online to check my email and blog really quick, so I am taking advantage of the situation before it slips away. It's crazy to see how much we rely on electricity. You really take small things for granted, like turning on the light when you go to the bathroom or being cooled off by a fan or air conditioner. Our lives revolve around so much power that it seems crazy when it goes off. People get so angry and frustrated, but this is how it used to be years and years ago. Some countries are still like this today. Why do we get so angry when the power goes out?
When the power went out, my dad and I decided to take a bike ride around the neighborhood. Everyone was outside. But it's so hot and humid outside that no one would normally be outside. I wish people spent more time outside, not just when they depended on it for light and had no other choice but to resort to being outside.
It's funny just to see our reliance and how people react to such drastic changes. It's like the world stops when the power is gone. What's not using some sort of electricity anymore? It's weird to think of life without it. But that's why I like camping. You get away from all the electricity and the noise and return so a more primitive state. I think it's good to get reconnected to those roots from time to time so you don't become lost in the ignorant bliss of our industrial lives.
So, keep cool and dodge the power outages. Light some candles and enjoy a break from the noise.