It’s 2014 and you live alone in an apartment already too expensive for your salary as a part-time poet in a bookstore no one important visits in the last six months at least. You have so many appliances to maintain, and can barely eke out to meet the ends. You need help, and you loan money, but still you’re in debt. What would you a reasonable person need to do? You need to cut the expenses you have. You need to maximize all your energy in getting most out of your electricity, getting efficiency out of your expenses.
There’s a lot of talk about the gap between the rich and the poor, and high contrast of wealth disparity, but what does that matter when having a regular income can already get you a satisfying delicious life full of romance, gesture of goodwill and intent, love and all the possible information and media and TV Shows you can watch. That’s the reason why you have to know more about the electricity you’re using. By being informed of the facts about electricity consumption, you’d be hard-pressed to save more money and waste less of the world’s energy, because you already know you only need little power to enjoy your life. Electricity consumption should be a matter of international discussion, and getting the life you want and enjoy the movies you need could be entirely dependent on how much knowledge you have in energy distribution.
There’s a good scene in one episode of The Newsroom where Will McAvoy had an intense race- and sex orientation-heavy debate with a chief campaign officer of a Republican candidate out to run for elections. Will McAvoy in that scene is clearly not using race as an issue, but the officer’s heated response betrayed that. This is the same thing with the electricity debate. You might see the issue as something as unimportant as the next wave of undigested news that flood your Facebook Newsfeed, but if you read this infographic, you might have a change of heart.