Can you live without electricity?

Electricity - electricity is really important
@mypchere (582)
Indonesia
May 2, 2007 11:47pm CST
How is your life without electricity, can you imagine that?
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11 responses
@Inky261 (2524)
• Germany
3 May 07
Yes, I can imagine that. I have been on vacations out in the woods where there was no electricity. It slows life down to be without electricity but one can manage. I have set up my house so that in emergencies I can do without electricity. The only thing that could happen to me without electricity is that some frozen foods would spoil. To me to be without water would be much worse...
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• Philippines
3 May 07
Yes, before when there was no electricity yet, My life was so simple and I may say I have a peace of mined... Why? Because whe n I dont have an electricity I cannot hear the news that .... I may say full of negative events, like killings rape, stealing etc... that is why sometimes Im really going out of the urban area and went to a rural areas just to experience peace of mined.
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@jasdownie (166)
• Philippines
3 May 07
No! A lot of people don't realize how much we rely on it. Without electricity, the world as we know it would end. If starting tomorrow had no electricity we would have no food, there would be nothing to pump the gas into trucks that take the food to the store and there would be nothing to keep the food in the grocery stores cold. There would be no power to turn on the water and the machines that clean the water wouldn't work. This is just a few things there are so many more things our lives rely on that power requires...
@jenstcbt (52)
• Hong Kong
3 May 07
i grew up in a place without electricity and living there is just fine... but now that we moved in the city, it's too much hassle when there's no electricity and it seems that life freeze without it since in the city, electricity runs out everything... it just depend on where you are living and how used you are without it...
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• Philippines
3 May 07
It is common in our province for the electricity to be cut out without warning from the electric company. Sometimes it last for 2 hours, worst case it can last 2 weeks. So.. yeah, i think we can live without it if you are talking about basic living as long as it is vacation or the weekend. Imagine no TV, computer/internet, radio, air condition, electric fan, rice cooker, oven toaster, electric stove. But if I'm in the city at my apartment, i don't want to imagine what will happen to me if there is no electricity. Once there is this black out in our metro due to a super typhoon, it shuts down everthing. We were on official holiday leave for 3 days because our building run out of its generator.
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@vikki_p (257)
• Philippines
3 May 07
electricity is very important now a days, and life without electricity would be very hard.. but if our ancestors were able to live without lights and other appliances then why cant we? hehe but it will really take time for me to adjust without electricity though.. ;)
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• India
3 May 07
now a days electricity is the main source of our life we are so depend on it . everything in our life is tottaly powered by electricity. in lack of it our life become miserable. i can imagine my life without electricity and it is very miserable.
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• United States
3 May 07
As a matter of fact I can imagine that, because it happend to my husband and I not to long ago. Our electricity was out for about a week and life was not fun. We had to stay with relatives for awhile. Thankfully we got our electricity back after a few days. I never wish to have to live without it, it's too useful.
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@ashar123 (2359)
• India
9 Sep 08
Life here in Pakistan is getting miserable as Pakistan is going through electricity shortage. The people are suffering because the officials who were elected before did not approved construction of dams for water storage at right time and now the whole country is facing 12 hours a day without electricity. Whole summer, it was real miserable to sit without electricty for one or two hours then electricity for one hour, then the same routine.
@Woodpigeon (3710)
• Ireland
13 May 07
We have been without water for a couple of days and that was a nightmare. Being without electricity is more of a nuisance. If the power is cut it effects me totally differenly depending on what time of the day it is and what season it is. If it was for an afternoon in the summer it wouldn't matter, we would find plenty to keep us occupied and could cook dinner on the barbecue and heat water with our back boiler for baths. It stays light out till nearly 11 PM, so that wouldn't be a problem. It would be more of a speedbump than a problem. If it was winter when it gets dark at 4:30 and cold, and we can't get clothes dry or coats if we were soaked and we may have run out of wood for heating the house and water, it'd be a much bigger hassle. We would also have to have cold sandwiches, which in a cold, dark house, people wouldn't like very much! If it is the middle of the night it doesn't matter because my clock has a battery back up. My kids wish it didn't because they think there is a chance we might oversleep and miss school!
@abroji (3247)
• India
11 May 07
Life without electricity will be miscerable, yet possible. In the lifestyle we follow now, electricity is the basic need. Without electricity we cannot put in use any of the sophiticated appliances we use for making life enjoyable. However i think if constrained to live in a situation where there is no power, most people will get accustomed quickly with the situation.