Monday, September 2, 2013
Water as a commodity
Not too long ago, everybody had access to quality water and they did not buy it from the store but nowadays water is available through stores and the brands have marketed it so heavily that you think in your mind that the water you are drinking is more pure and beneficial to you than the one coming out of your faucet. And even if some water is claimed to be from spring, it is just tap water filtered, purified and packaged in attractive plastic bottles for consumption. And it is not just in the U.S. but all over the world, the water has become a commodity and affluent people are paying money to buy water in plastic bottles, while the poor people don’t even have access to clean water let alone water in plastic bottles. And as I said long time ago here, water has become a precious commodity now since so many places are having drought conditions. And the way the world population is increasing, water will become as precious as oil in the future because you can live without oil for a few days but that is not the case with water. And where there is water, there is bound to be life so everybody should strive to not waste water since we in the western and developed world have plenty of fresh water, but when drought strikes, then we realize that how precious is the water resource. In the near future, countries will be fighting over water, so please preserve this natural resource if you can.