Have you ever imagined your life without modern conveniences? what aspects of a simpler life would you enjoy?



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Have you ever imagined your life without modern conveniences? what aspects of a simpler life would you enjoy?

I have never imagined my life without any modern convenience just the thought of it is unbearable. Life without a cell phone. I am half away across the world from my family and friends, how do we communicate? how do I survive? I mean we could post letters to each other because emailing is modern but it would take days for me to get a response. sometimes there are just those simple yes or no questions you want to ask and this would mean I would have to send a letter with one or two questions in it. Absolutely ridiculous.

The only thing that would really bother me would be no cellphone and no social websites like Facebook because those are means of communication and it is essential for me to communicate with people efficiently. However I can imagine life with no television because I can go months without television, its not a need. However, if we did not have fridges to keep our food cool and fresh, I wonder where we would keep and store food. We would have to buy just enough food to eat for that day and then have to like go hunting the next day because the stores won’t have fridges to store meat and stuff. I am go without air conditioning because in my country there is no air conditioning. The weather is beautiful so there is no need for air conditioning and most houses have fireplaces so you can just light a fire in our house when it gets too cold. It would be a lot easier to go without heating modern appliances because we have the alternative of getting wood and lighting a fire to cook, boil water or keep warm.

Modern conveniences are wants and not needs. Meaning they are things we want but do not need. we can live without them. However we have grown to rely on them so much that the world would come to a halt if they ceased to exist for a second. It is the life we have adjusted to and we have adjusted everything around us to work accordingly.

Modern convenience were created for a reason and without them that would mean, more work and more patience, and that is just something I do not have. But I mean there are somethings I can live without and I am sure there are somethings everyone can live without.


    1. lonewolf Jul 12, 2017
      the reason most people will not survive SHTF is because of similar reasons to the above comments.
      modern people don't seem to be able to live without facebook and twitter and this new one snapchat- whatever that is.
      I have lived without modern conveniences, off grid no mains anything, and loved every minute of it and would do it again in a heartbeat given half the chance.
      that's why a societal collapse does not frighten me one bit, but it would bring about the demise of society as we know it and few people would have the skills or knowledge to survive, which is why I don't think they will-survive that is.
    2. jeager Jul 12, 2017
      The personal computer and the transistor revolutionized the
      Never before has communication and knowledge been available
      at your finder tips.
      And b.s. abounds.
      Judge information carefully.
      A hand held I phone has far more computing power than the
      electronics used on the moon adventures.
      I remember the 1st six transistor radios, the huge "boom boxes".
      Only rich high school kids had them.

      As of 2016, the largest transistor count in a commercially available single-chip processor is over 7.2 billion

      Impressive indeed.
      So is the guy that counted them. :>)
      Wonder how they get all those gizmos in a single chip???
    3. jeager Jul 11, 2017
      I would survive but I doubt I'd like it.
      I grew up with little and made do by helping grow crops, raise
      meat, chickens for eggs and meat, even ducks and rabbits.
      I learned to hunt, fish, trap, all alone at age 10 onward.
      We ate what we hunted and I still do.
      Deer, squirrel, rabbits, mostly.
      I know how to preserve foods quite well.
      I hated it then but love it now.
      Preserving my own food is easier now with modern tools.
    4. Kay Michaels Jul 6, 2017
      There is no end to count on the modern conveniences and comforts. Gadgets for communication and commutations have been the major reasons behind the developments we see around us.