Yesterday, we used our last piece of toilet paper. As the state of Massachusetts (and many other states and countries) has created a system of rations on everyday items, toilet paper included, it is hard to come by. And even if we could buy it in one of the few stores left, it would be cheaper to dry ourselves with money… That is if printed money still existed.
The moving day is coming closer and closer, and our names and moving higher up on the list, but without necessities like toilet paper or a solar driven water converter, we are starting doubt if survival at sea really will be possible. Can three lower class orphans really survive a life at sea, far away from land and help, and with an unpredictable weather?
250 years ago?
For far too long, people has said that “It isn’t our responsibility” and “Won’t happen to me, so why should I be the one to enforce change?”. People grew accustomed to a specific lifestyle, and when the inevitable came knocking at our door, that’s when humans got off their high horses and started to do things.
So, ever since, we’ve grown up in a society that has been preparing us for this our whole lives. Ever since kindergarten, we’ve been taught how to adapt to the growing climate change. But it’s not just us. The whole society itself has changed, with mass production of floating devices, as well as an increase in technological inventions, as substitutes for everything that previously was a part of our everyday life.
Let’s go back to the subject of the hour; toilet paper.
Now, we’ve already established that the few existing stores are way too expensive and that the so-called “government rations” are close to useless. The black market could be an option if there were such a thing, but if the possibility would have existed, it would have been far too dangerous. As the majority of people in Boston fled in panic, many houses in our street are empty but filled with the treasures they left behind. Raiding houses are by far the easiest way to come by necessary missing items.
We wouldn’t call it our proudest moment, but how many times have people gone against social norms and laws just to survive? And if there is anything future generations need to understand, it is that we didn’t choose this. Our actions are based on what our great grandparents did to our planet. While we may not have done our best to help the earth survive further, they were the ones who put us in this situation and we did our best to give our future generations the hope to survive.