I always had the luxury to do things the way I wanted. I still have that luxury but I feel responsible towards everything nowadays as I recently realized whatever I do today would come back to me tomorrow. I fully agree to the idiom, “As you sow, so shall you reap”. Earlier I never bothered about wasting things at my whims. I always thought since I have the money to splurge, I should not be concerned about anything. However, my notion has been changed after I attended a seminar on water conservation conducted in my college.
If we want to lead a good life, we ought to take measures to conserve water. I can imagine my life without designer clothes, funky accessories, jazzy cars, fast food, etc. but I cannot imagine my life without water. The same applies to everybody in the world without any doubt. It is everybody’s responsibility to curb water wastage. This step should be taken on a personal level rather than waiting for someone else to start it and you following him thereafter. Moreover, this is the best thing that you can save for the future generation. I feel it is my responsibility to make more people aware of the water related problems faced by innumerable people in different parts of the world for certain mistakes that seem so harmless.
Conserving water does not only mean to use less water. It also implies that you stop wasting anything and everything around you. Optimum use is what you need to do. For instance, you have the habit of showering for 20 minutes in a day. It is a sheer waste of water resource. Curb your habit and try to get your shower within 10 minutes if not less. This is an example of saving water directly.
Certain things are there that we do, which lead to wastage of water in an indirect way as well. The food that we eat needs water to grow or produce, wash and cook. Thus, by controlling wastage of food, we can save water indirectly. This is my way of saving water and other limited resources. One has to be creative and innovative enough to find out more ways of saving resources. Most importantly, the ways should be shared for others to follow.
Shweta is an HR Consultant with an IT Firm and also a regular contributor to Neeranjali.
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