Can you function without some of your daily necessities? If yes, have you ever encountered such situation before?
A broader version of this. Sorry @Symbeline for copyright infringement.
It seems that most jellies can do without the internet according to an earlier thread. So if not only the internet, but also some other necessities (mobile phones, fresh water for washing, the need to take a bath…) were to be removed from your life, could you survive?
I used to be in that situation, in the military camp. A lot of things in my daily life had to be removed then. First of all, the absence of the internet. There was actually one wifi gate, but it was locked and only my teacher knew the password, although surely he wouldn’t tell anyone. I need the internet for my daily life, and now it had gone! To make the matter worse, every night all students had to hand in mobile phones to the teacher (so that they wouldn’t be stolen). That left me without another daily habit: music for better sleep. The fact that we were assigned too much of tasks throughout the day for entertainment alone had removed music out of my life. There’s more: the water there was nowhere near clean, and we need water everyday! That limited the daily activities with water: washing, body cleaning… (I couldn’t even wash my face in the morning). If you wanted to wash your body, there was a place for publish showers near the camp. Washing there would be a marvelous idea if it wasn’t for the high charge, the fact that they were always crowded and the fact that its opening time coincided with only 10 minutes before dinner time (and no one was going to wait for you to come to the meal hall if you were late, remember it was the military camp). And the food at the hall, well, it’s not so good, as far as I can say, and they were always served cold.
What a disaster, isn’t it?
And to my surprise, I did survive! I could still do without music and the internet for weeks (although I could hardly do it now :p) without a complaint. I went without a shower for a month, and my morning clean-up only consisted of brushing my teeth. I changed my clothes only twice a week (because I just couldn’t stand the idea of using the water to wash my clothes). And at night I went to sleep immediately without any funny music stuff.
One very popular thing among my friends’ luggage to the camp was an old, out-of-date (and possibly out-of-order) mobile phone. They handed this kind of mobile phone to the teacher, then cover themselves carefully with blankets and play with their other phone, because they just couldn’t stand losing their phone for one minute! These phones always had 3G or GPRS installed, so that they could surf the internet or text all day, all night. And about the water problems, they didn’t mind having to wait outside the public showers, despite the fact that many of them always late to dinner because of that. They couldn’t go without washing themselves. Some students just couldn’t stand the food, they brought their own food to the dinner hall despite the prohibition against bringing food into the hall. Some even didn’t go to the hall at all. They wandered around for another food store, and had to pay more money.
My friends said I was so dependence (my parents had the tendency to visit me very often), but to tell the truth, I think I had more endurance than them, in some way.
How about you? Have you even been in a situation like that? And how could you survive?