Air is essential for our live, right? We can’t live without it. We can’t breathe without it. But what if we have to pay for the air we breathe? Would you pay for it? Or would you march a protest? You can do anything, but you can’t really put yourself outside problem, right? You NEED air.
The same thing goes for water. We need water, but we have to pay for it. In fact, if not every one of you realize, it is happening, right here, right now. We PAY for water. The water industries, remember? People who get money from selling bottled water.
Now, some college campuses in America are against bottled water. Their argument: we should be able to get water for free. Instead of buying bottled water, why don’t you just get tap water? It’s (relatively) clean, easy, and FREE. Bring your own tumblr and refill it with tap water.
For me, I can’t really decide which side to choose. I mean, their (the college students) argument is acceptable, but here, in Indonesia, you CAN’T drink tap water. It’s for washing dishes. Or for other things, except drink. So here, you don’t really have much choice. You either BUY bottled water or BUY gallons. Either way, you buy it.
But, I think those college students are right. Why should we buy for water? Do the people selling it make the water? NO! But, on the other hand, if there’s no one selling water, do we have the machine to filter the water? Or should we go to the mountains to get the water? Eerr… don’t think so.
I’m just gonna bring my own tumblr instead. That way, even if I need to get more water, I can get it from someone or somewhere with water gallon. It’s a bit deceitful, but that’s life, isn’t it? :P