Everyday in winter, I fill up my humidifier. At least 3 – 4 liters of water. In Michigan, heater constantly runs in our home. It heats up the air and sucks all the moisture and humidity out of the house. This causes dryness. It’s not good for the skin, it may choke the nose, everything itches, blah blah blah.
The humidifier heats the water and releases the vapor out in the room and that is supposed to maintain the humidity and that is supposed to help us cope up with our first world skin problems.
According to research, every 1 in 10 people in the world has no access to clean water. A pint of water is all people get to drink in a day. The situation is worse in tropical parts of the world that depend on monsoon for their water supply. And here I am, blowing out almost a gallon of water into thin air everyday.
Every night when I fill that humidifier jug, my thoughts go out to these people who do not know where their next pint of water is coming from. I feel a huge burden.
If I am ever angry with my life or feel sorry for it, I come back to this post. I have a life that allows me to put the daily water supply of almost quarter of world’s population, literally, up in the air.