Much as we value and treasure our independence in thought and deed we also realize that we live together as a society and if we want to ensure our welfare we must ensure the welfare of the society as a whole. Therefore even if we can afford a life that uses more energy than it really needs to, as a society we cannot afford it. Because if one person wastes energy it affects everyone else.
Just as with traffic rules we all need to follow energy conservation uniformly so that we have a workable system. Just as the odd traffic violation doesn’t cause a break down of the system so also a single wasteful house will not cause a major problem. But as most of us conscientiously obey traffic rules so also the overwhelming majority must live in an energy efficient home. Energy conservation should be important to us as naturally as putting on the seat belt as soon as we get into our car is important to us.
Once a society makes a saving even if it is a rich person making one, that money can then put by the society to a better use. And that better use can benefit everyone in the society. If you will add up the savings of millions of households then you can imagine the amount of money that can be saved and put to better use.
Our society has benefited the most when it has put to the best possible use the research and technology developed to make living more efficient. Right from the invention of the wheel to the cutting edge space technology of today, whenever human kind has embraced the inventions life has become better and better.
Today huge advances have been made in the field of energy conservation. Such as better insulating material, more efficient cooling systems and home heating systems that consume less energy. It is up to us to reach out to the professionals and with their help leverage the latest technologies and make our homes energy efficient.
In doing so we save money for ourselves which will benefit us directly and the society we live in.