“What do you do with your surplus?”
It was a question posed by Seth Godin in a recent blog. In the short entry, Godin states that if you have the basics of life covered, you ” have enough breathing room to devote an hour to watching TV, or having an argument you don’t need to have, or simply messing around online. You have time and leverage and technology and trust.”
I have to admit it was something I had pondered myself.
We purchase store items that help us with preparing food. From already made a to ready to eat bread and deli items. We have automated washers, dryers and vacuums that save us work.
But what are we doing with the time these items save us? What are we doing with our surplus?
On Friday, I was given a first-hand view of what life would be like without power, technology or convenience.