“ If your choices are beautiful, so too you be.” a wise philosopher, Epictetus has said.
Twentieth-century, a period of time in which we live, is the era of tremendous convenience. We rely on miscellaneous gadgets and electric appliances, and we are overwhelmed by lots of advertisements and catchy slogans every day. All of those “pleasures” can be contributed to a great invention- the applying of electricity. It seems like we have fully controlled our own lives and gotten what we wish for. But why we feel exhausted by those” pleasures” and why we feel we are likely being manipulated by those conveniences. And What if electricity didn’t exist?
Since we were born, electricity has been a necessity in our life. Human beings used electricity to be a source of power and invented many appliances. We were indeed getting benefits from this process. However, plenty of environmental problems also accompanies by the process of manufacturings, such as air pollution and water pollution...etc. Even worse, the Australian bush fire burned the forest into ashes, and the super virus attacks the whole world that has made millions of lives involve in danger. The endless crises keep coming to remind us that we are overly taking advantage of our planet. It is time to stop overly use the electricity and to cherish the world source that we live in.
As luck would have it, Yasuyuki Fujimura, a doctor of engineering and an inventor, has been advocating a “non-electric” lifestyle since 2003, he established the Atelier Non-Electric and continues to develop many other products, such as the non-electric refrigerator. And he has put his practices into many big cities to teach people how to eliminate the usage of electricity. “If your choices are beautiful, so too you be.” It’s the words that I read from a great philosopher. It’s the lesson I learned from the mission of a non-electric lifestyle. Do not hand over our freedom to a polluted environment. It is our duty to save energy and it is our will to make it work.