What shapes our world?
Saving electricity and time through the proper choice of a coffee cup.
How DIYers Think.
This AM I again thought of my favorite coffee cup, I’m holding one now and feeling the heat thaw my stiff hands. It has straight sides with a bottom wide and hard to tip over. The pattern on the outside are of chickens, and of course they are handsome and free range chickens…. at least in my mind. But most important is the inside of the cup… it’s a proper white.
I can see to fill it in near total darkness, no need to turn on the kitchen light, that’s not the case with other cups in the cupboard, to fill the inside of a dark cup, I need the light on. From where the coffee pot is, it’s an equal number of steps to one of the two light switches, and not only do I need to turn it on to fill a dark cup, but then I need to turn it off with a full coffee cup in one hand. A tiny problem you say? Well yes, but not with a cup as full as I pour, so if I were to use the lights, I need remember to pour a little less to keep from spilling dark coffee on a light colored carpet. It’s not the spill the man worries about, it’s the evidence left behind, and it’s far easier to monitor a cup for spills when the inside is white, and the contrast high even in the early morning darkness in the hallway leading to my in house office.
It causes me to think of a man’s world VS a woman’s, and how they most often pour less coffee into a cup apparently not knowing they need make more wasteful trips? But perhaps equally important, as I look from the kitchen to where my Wife sits in the morning with her favorite cup…. I can’t see the level of her coffee because the inside of her cup was fired to be near the same color as the coffee. I naturally step in her direction to fill her cup, and she often tells me it’s full, such a waste of movement!
Her favorite cups are shaped like funnels, far easier to tip over, I share this with hands on experience, so this is an account you can trust.
But of all things this morning, I reflect on how few people have the luxury to think about these things, they rise in the morning with their hair on fire, and fully stressed about the traffic and whether they’ll be to work on time. I remember those days.
Having visited Prof Panos’ FB posts, I reflect on what he brings to think over.
One item I can’t get out of my mind is how we humans seem to ignore the number of related deaths as an indicator of risks, and I’d be honored to leave you with a thought.
There were 112 people killed building Hoover Dam alone, a very costly project as per loss of life.
So we compare clean forms of energy, Nukes VS all others, and don’t we see that man does not always use the number of deaths as an indicator of risk or danger?
So we move on to Organic food, horrible deaths associated with such foods with the purposeful use of animal dung for fertilizer VS other types? How many needing organ transplants? And we compare that to GMO foods. Again, we humans totally dismiss the number of deaths as per any calculation in risk assessment, and what the majority of us think shapes our world..