100 Words, 100 Days: Day 43. On Necessities.

For humans (and most animals), the bare necessities of life are food, water, shelter, companionship and the odd bout of rumpy-pumpy. Political and religious ideals are mere distractions from the endeavours of survival. They’re good to have and can make excellent conversation starters at the dinner table. But if one is severely lacking in the fundamental needs of humankind, then all the zeal in the world isn’t going to save you from hunger, thirst, homelessness, loneliness and a long dry spell. An efficient and speedy broadband network provider is, in my opinion, up there with a cool glass of water.

6 responses to “100 Words, 100 Days: Day 43. On Necessities.

  1. Dry spells – God I hate ’em!!

  2. Interesting point you make, McJames. Certainly we can live with less than we do, and many of us–me at least–perhaps should, but at the same time, giving up the Internet would be traumatic for most of us.

    Very early on, in my involvement with the Internet, I realized that, budget-wise, the costs for electronic communication had to be put into the same bucket as gasoline (erm, petrol). There has been much talk of what would happen to our world if a truly world-wide EMP were to occur (a strong possibility, in my mind). None of it good. We are so dependent upon our web and our computers that only the most primitive societies would be likely to survive.

    What fun.

  3. Aah . . . the BARE necessities. 😉

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