Think about life without Electricity

@yugasini (12836)
Anantapur, India
August 24, 2009 1:45pm CST
hi mylot friends, now the Electricity is essential commodity to the modern society,we cannot lead life without Electricity,all our daily life is linked with Electricity,think the olden days when Electricity was not invented,people are spent their life without Electricity and they have made alternatives for every thing without Electricity,we are accustomed to the Electricity ,we cannot spend a single hour with peace without Electricity,can you make alternative for Electricity now?
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@bellis716 (4805)
• United States
26 Aug 09
Been there; done that! When I was a child,, we lived in the country with no electricity, no running water, no phone, and of course, no indoor toilet facilities. Our bath tub was a galvanized wash tub. We all took a bath in the same water once a week. Whoever carried in the water got first bath. I carried a lot of water. Please don't think we went dirty the rest of the week. Our daily baths were done with a pan of warm water, a washcloth, and a bar of soap. Sorry if you got more than you asked for. Regarding the question about electricity, due to my earlier experiences, I do believe that if fresh water was available, I could make do without electricity. However, in this climate, I don't think I'd last long. Excessive heat is extremely hard on the elderly.
@yugasini (12836)
• Anantapur, India
26 Aug 09
hi bellis, thanks for the response,your child hood experience very interesting,but now you are in USA,so i think your parents are lived once in that country,please tell me the country name?it is very nice still you are working on computer,i hope i may have response to this comment,have a nice day
@bellis716 (4805)
• United States
27 Aug 09
My mother was born in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and my father was born in the state of Missouri. The year was 1904. I was born in 1934 on a farm in the central part of the state of Oklahoma. The REA (Rural Electrification Administration) did not get around to extending their lines to our farm until about 1948. My father had the house wired and several small appliances such as an iron, toaster, waffle baker, radio, etc waiting for about 2 years before the lines were built and power turned on.
@yugasini (12836)
• Anantapur, India
27 Aug 09
hi belly, thanks for the information,so you are born in USA itself,in 1934 there lack of all things on those days,have a nice day
@PeacefulWmn9 (10424)
• United States
24 Aug 09
Ack! No, I do not like life without electricity. I've been camping for a week with none and at various times when a storm or fallen tree knocks down power lines for days at a time. That was enough of a taste of what it would be like for me. I prefer my electricity and the many things it allows us to do! Karen
@yugasini (12836)
• Anantapur, India
25 Aug 09
hi karen, thanks for the response,you cannot bear the no electricity on natural calamities are happened,it is very difficulty to live,so make your self living without electricity,have a nice day
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• United States
26 Aug 09
I keep special things on hand just in case the power goes out: candles and matches, flashlight, canned goods and a can opener, two gallon jugs of water. :D So, I can eat, wash myself, read a book, and if it's cold, snuggle under lots of blankets.
@yugasini (12836)
• Anantapur, India
27 Aug 09
hi karen, thanks for the response,i think there is no life to us without electricity,have a nice day
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
25 Aug 09
Actually I was just watching a video the other day about a family that follows a particular religion and they don't have electricity. It is amazing that there are still ppl that live that way and prefer it. I think I could do it although it would take some getting used to. [b]~~AT PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS**[/b]
@yugasini (12836)
• Anantapur, India
26 Aug 09
hi twoey, thanks for the response,i could not understand a single word in your response,have a nice day
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
26 Aug 09
I had problems understanding you as well. [b]~~AT PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS**[/b]
@kitty42 (3906)
• United States
25 Aug 09
Hi yugasini I could not imagine life without it, I kinda like the whole pioneer life, but hmm, I forgot about the fact they had no electricity,guess I will not want to go back in time lol , if we had to do it, we will adjust, this is a part of life we do tend to move on petty quick.
@yugasini (12836)
• Anantapur, India
27 Aug 09
hi kitty, thanks for the response,one day we have to face the situation,that is dooms day,have a nice time up to that time
@kitty42 (3906)
• United States
27 Aug 09
HI Yugasini yes I will, thanks a lot for taking the time to respond to me
@tintukm (1083)
• India
24 Aug 09
I really thank Bennjamin Frnaklin for discovering electricity for all of us.(if my memory is not wrong).This has been the driving force of the planet till now under the electrical era the world had bend down.Everything has become apart of this energy.No one can even try and imagine a new world without this until an substitute comes out,there are substitute but not as effective. Life can't be thought without electricity it rule us nowadays.
@yugasini (12836)
• Anantapur, India
25 Aug 09
hi timtukm, thanks for the reponse,your of thinking is different about electricity...have a nice day
@tintukm (1083)
• India
25 Aug 09
Electricity,its thought of by me as a uninterrupted power supply that too without a UPS for my PC. Electricity has been vital all through the day for our choirs and especially foe me for my pc and television without which I am not I.
@mastinet (467)
• India
24 Aug 09
Surviving without electricity now a days is impossible. Electricity has made its importance in the minds and life of every human being. We all depend on electricity from every small to big conditions. Electricity has given by many comforts and options to life live successfull.
@yugasini (12836)
• Anantapur, India
25 Aug 09
hi mastinet, thanks for the response,you are right that we cannot live one day without electricity,electricity is dictating us...have a nice day
@mastinet (467)
• India
25 Aug 09
The automated life we are living today is just possible because of electricity and without that not a single work can be performed in current era. You donot have to go back many years ago. Just match the todays condition with the conditions just 40-50 years back when there was no electricity. You can know much about that life even from your grand parents. They will let you all know what type of life they survived without electricity. How they studied in night and made success
@EliteUser (3968)
• Australia
22 Sep 09
Hey, I think that life without electricity would probably be worse than life without Internet. I think that if we would have no electricity how would we wash our clothes, or iron, or turn a light on? Make sure you have a good day, God bless and Happy Lotting!!
@yugasini (12836)
• Anantapur, India
22 Sep 09
hi elite user, thanks for the response,you are a bit late in responding this discussion,you are correct,modern people require Electricity for all amenities and we are depended on Electricity no Electricity no life,have a nice day
@Porcospino (24545)
• Denmark
2 Sep 09
I have never tried to lived without electricity for long period of time, but power cuts happen every once in a while. When I was living in Estonia, I worked in a small village in countryside, and powercuts were quite common, and in those situations we used candles instead of electritic light. We didn't have a tv or a computer, so I didn't miss those things when there was no electricity, but of a lot of other things were more complicated without electricity. Here in Denmark powercuts also happen every once in a while, but it doesn't happen as often as it did in Estonia. I can live without electricity, but today when I have a computer, a stereo etc that I love to use, it would be really hard for me to live without electricity.
@yugasini (12836)
• Anantapur, India
22 Sep 09
hi porcospino, thanks for the response,sorry for late response,modern people are addicted for electricity, lights,fans,heaters,refrigerators,mixies,air conditioners,computers,music systems,tv ,iron box for everthing we need electricity ,if there is no electricity there is no life to us,have a nice day
@underdogy (700)
• Thailand
25 Aug 09
Sorry but i can't think of not having electricity nor think of an alternative for it. The days of men at this stage depends mostly to electricity. There are still places in the world where electricity is still limited, yet i believe when it started to flow like a waterfall, there will be a strike once the water stop flowing even for a day. It has been an integral part of every household and every individual, one can't live without it. Is there anyone here who can? I'm so proud of you.
@yugasini (12836)
• Anantapur, India
26 Aug 09
hi underdogy, thanks for the response,all entire world will stop at once and run for the alternative,have a nice day
• Italy
25 Aug 09
I heard from Nasa that in 2012 there will be a huge solar tempest (I'm italian, excuse me for my poor english lol) that will reset our electronic devices, and it will take some time to establish a new order. In fact, I was thinking about a life without electricity and it's a kinda poor life. Think just about food. No refrigerators, we should consume instantly the food. No lights, we should go back to oil lamps or candles. No other devices such as computer, telephone (no battery recharger). No street illumination. No television, no information. No air conditioned. It would be a very tough life, I think, and it makes me think about our dependence on new life with new comodities. How sad.
@yugasini (12836)
• Anantapur, India
26 Aug 09
hi friend, thanks for the response,you are also like me in English,so the tempest will be in 2012,only 3 years left,have a nice day
• Malaysia
25 Aug 09
no, I'll die without it!! I'll sooo die!! I'll have no computer or anything.. Oh god, without a computer, I'll be soooo bored and I'll probably die of boredom!! This is a really scary scary topic.. Gosh.. and I'll have to wash my clothes with my hands? omg!! That I don't know how to.. I know how to use a washing machine, but that uses electricity.. No, I'll not be able to live without electricity.. I'll probably make something to make electricty so that we'll have electricity, maybe solar or wind power or something, but electricity is essential to me!!
@yugasini (12836)
• Anantapur, India
27 Aug 09
hi quarvalsharess, thanks for the response,you cannot live with out electricity,not only you most of the people will not live without electricity ,except some African people ,am i correct? have a nice day
@mermaidivy (15407)
• United States
25 Aug 09
It is very inconvenient to live without electricity, possible though... hmm maybe. I remember couple months ago, I lost electricity because of the thunderstorm, I went downstairs to turn on the light, of course I cannot because we lost the power then I was going to make breakfast, I cannot light the stove... it was just all convenient then you realize we need electricity to do a lot of stuff... even though when I am home alone, I still need power to turn on the computer etc.
@yugasini (12836)
• Anantapur, India
26 Aug 09
hi mermaidivy, thanks for the response,we are using gas for kitchen to prepare food,have a nice day
@fg92416 (19)
• China
25 Aug 09
As to increasingly developing of society , electricity is essential commodity in our lives,hence almost the kitchen of our family depend on the household appliances. If there is not electricity , we should do noting. In a word , the electricity is significant in our lives.
@yugasini (12836)
• Anantapur, India
26 Aug 09
hi fg, thanks for the response,if there is electricity so there is not food,so electricity is compulsory,have a nice day
@rosepedal64 (4191)
• United States
25 Aug 09
I really don't want to think about life without electricity. That would be a horrible thing. Really life as it is today a person really couldn't live without electricity. The world is too common with it. Think about it. We would no communication,no way of knowing what is going on around use, and too many other things to mention. WE really couldn't survive long without it. Not today...
@yugasini (12836)
• Anantapur, India
26 Aug 09
hi rosepedal, thanks for the response,we cannot feel any thing without electricity,have a nice day
@dreamr802 (986)
• United States
25 Aug 09
It's hard to survive without electricity after having it...but say back then they didn't even know what it was so they weren't missing anything, it was just normal. We've lost electricity for hours at a time previously and when that happens I read or do one of my crafts if it's not dark out. Once during my sophomore year of high school we had such a bad storm up in CT my half of the town was out of power for 28 hours and the other half of the town were out for I believe 78 hours. Now that was torture. Up there we run on well water, so that wasn't fun but at least we had warning about the storm and were able to fill up everything possible with water. But once we got our power back most of my friends lived at my house till they had power back at their houses...it wasn't fun whatsoever.
@yugasini (12836)
• Anantapur, India
27 Aug 09
hi dreamr, thanks for the response,that is true now a days people will not bear a single minute with out electricity,it will affect our daily life,have a nice day
@ketybhagat (4125)
• India
25 Aug 09
Life without electircity ! No way !We have become so very accostomed to electicity and its benefits that thinking of life without it is like a seashore without sand. I think so long as we are not accustomed to a particular thing, we make do without it, but once we taste the comfort of it, we get lost without it. There are still many villages in India as you know where electircity is not there. Yet life goes on for them. Its only afterwards that things become difficult. Alternative for electricity, no. I think not. We are too susseptible to the comforts of electircity.
@yugasini (12836)
• Anantapur, India
26 Aug 09
hi ketybhagat, thanks for the response,every one need electricity,not body is caring for conservation and alternative energies,have a nice day
• India
25 Aug 09
You remind me of two days last year when there was some problem in the transformer in our area and had terrible time. It was then we clearly understood life without electricity. My daughter had delivered a baby girl and we were all more worried about the new baby. Mosquitoes were fed up with our blood and were eager to taste the blood of the new born. Cooking became a big job without the mixers and ovens. Washing remained pending. The main part no emtertainment without the tv. To put it short our life was literally like coming to a standstill. We planned to move to my sister in law's house in a different area if our power supply was not restored. But lucklily we had the electricity back that late evening. It really made us think how people in the ancient times lived without electricity and also the value of it. So now i understand that life with electricity is a real bliss and try to save the natural resoure as much as possible. Alternative for electricity are candles, lamps with oil and hand fans( japanese fans put in actual use), washing clothes with hands, simple food habits and a radio with batteries - a real experience indeed.
@yugasini (12836)
• Anantapur, India
26 Aug 09
hi bewitched, thanks for the response,your avatar is so cute,electricity is common need to every bodys life ,have a nice dy
@jules67 (2790)
• Philippines
25 Aug 09
What a dreadful life it will be without electricity. I could not figure out for myself what is going to happen without it. We will be paralyzed, no entertainment, no business at all, no trade.
@yugasini (12836)
• Anantapur, India
27 Aug 09
hi jules, thanks for the response,there is no life without electricity except for people living in forests,and we have also to develop other sources of energies have a nice day
• Philippines
25 Aug 09
wow that would really suck there is no electricity, there is internet, there is no computer ans there is no mylot, think about it.
@yugasini (12836)
• Anantapur, India
27 Aug 09
hi uchihamadara, thanks for the response,if there is no electricity where is the computer ,where is the net and where is the yahoo and where is the mylot,have a nice day
@coolcat123 (4391)
• India
25 Aug 09
its a common thing in our life to spend hours without electricity. I know its very dificult to tolerate but there is no other option other than sucking the heat and staying without even a fan in hot summer days while sweating. ridiculous to think about that and that is what we are facing in our day to day life.
@yugasini (12836)
• Anantapur, India
27 Aug 09
hi coolcat, thanks for the response,we have use alternative to the Electricity or renewable energy we have to develop,have a nice day