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What would you do if there was no electricity?
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16 / M / USA
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Posted 11/30/12
raid stores and hangin with my friends
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I would probably be a farmer.

And my initial reaction would be:

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^ LOL at the guy smiling.
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33 / M / Nagoya, Japan
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Living without electricity isn't that bad. What is bad is when the running water stops. What is pure chaos is when there is no gasoline in a combination with the previous two, people can no longer be mobile at that point forcing them to deal with their problems in only the immediate environment around them.

No electricity isn't a big deal, I've lived without it for a long time after large storms have brought down power lines. Always remember to keep canned goods and some propane handy, that way you have at least several days worth of food noms to eat!

Now, for water... if that stops working then sanitation stops working. Not being able to get rid of the refuse causes some major issues if it is not restored in time, disease, illness, etc. This is often seen in large storms that take out swaths of a city.

The final thing is lack of quick movement. When the world shrinks around a person and they can no longer move quickly, then the problems only fold in on themselves. Amazing how many Americans freak out when they can't get gasoline. Japanese cope better since they do walk / ride bikes many places and still are based on a small business / environment setting. Much of American cannot do that, it is wholly reliant upon the car.
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Electricity is nothing... Water is the most important thing ever.... I lived off the grid for 10 years... on a generator.... so I know how to live without electricity... but the most important thing is water..... no water no life..

I guess I'd go hunting with my horse more often... I havent rode him in 3 months
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I wouldn't take it too bad tbh, i guess figuring out the main source of the issue would be my first idea, after that prolly go hang out with my friends, do some of my old hobbies again like skating, football(not handegg..), and hey maybe if im bored enough get a gf
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be bored as fuck and get mad
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34 / M / The Void.
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Posted 11/30/12
I would be dead since by body runs on electricity.
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17 / F / United States
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Posted 11/30/12
i'd make it
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18 / F / In your closet : P
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Posted 11/30/12
I would probably grow an obsession with chess or checkers.
Or read..FOR FUN. Yuck.
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21 / M / San Diego, USA
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Posted 11/30/12
Shiiiit, I'd be outta the job. I am an electrician afterall
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43 / M / Reno, NV, USA
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I think frankly for most of us in this world, living without electricity would be frankly quite difficult. Likely not impossible, but difficult. Modern society as we know it would crumble without it.

About 7 years ago, when I lived in an apartment, there was a big fire, and while my unit remained habitable, the power was completely out for 5 days. I wore sweatshirts and pants inside (no heat), and took a chair into the hallway where the emergency lights were on, and read after work, and then maybe went to bed by 8pm as there was really nothing else to do. By day 3, the fridge began to smell, and so I had to throw everything out. I ate out at the same Chinese nearby restaurant everyday that they started recognizing me when I came in. I do keep emergency stuff around now, but still, it's only for temporary purposes with eventual restoration of electricity a necessity.

Of greater impact was a recent power outage affecting parts of Reno a while, which included the pathology office where I work. Modern microscopes, lab equipment, and computers and electronic medical records all rely on electricity. Fortunately, I drove off to the hospital office which had power and worked there, and just wrote my diagnoses down (until the power could be restored to the servers which normally hold the medical record data). However, if the entire city went dark, much of the entire healthcare system (not to mention all sorts of other things) would have ground to a halt. It'd be a disaster.
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People are incredibly adaptable.
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