We are lucky to live in a rich country where we
have many things at our convenience. However we tend to
Electricity is one thing we waste most. Lights, fans,
radios and other appliances are kept on even when no one
is using them. I make it a point to switch them off when I do not need them. It takes less than a second to throw a
switch but to some people even this seems a difficult task.
Anyhow, not wasting electricity reduces the bill appreciably. Thus we do not have to pay for the electricity we
do not use.
The other wasted commodity is water. Leaky pipes
and faucets plus the negligence of leaving taps running all
contribute to this wastage. Fresh water is precious, so it is
not to be wasted. It is only a simple matter of shutting off a
tap after use. I make sure I do this.
Another big wastage is food. My mother used to
cook so much food that much of it was simply thrown
away. She knows better now. I pointed out to her about
how we wasted food. She realised it and now cooks only
what we can eat. The garbage bin used to be filled with
half-eaten cakes, fried chicken and things we thought we
could eat but could not. It is not so anymore. Besides, we
do not waste money on food we throw away.
We waste other things like tissue paper, clothes,
soap, talcum powder and
aerosol sprays. All these cost
money. In short, we waste the money we work so hard to
It is definitely better not to be wasteful. I discover
there is a simple method of not wasting things, which is --
use only what we need. Do not touch what we do not need.
In this way we can stop being wasteful.