Thirsting

I was once captured and tortured by withholding water. I wished with every bone in my body they would just get it over with and kill me. It is at least a thousand times more unpleasant than you would ever imagine. I would far sooner be eaten alive by tigers than repeat the experience. The way the world is going, you make get to experience water deprivation for yourself. Overpopulation, global warming, profligate use of water, depleting our water capital in glaciers and aquifers and pollution means even now means there is not enough water to go around in many parts of the world. Unless we shape up in a major way, this will only get worse and worse. Even if fear of personal water deprivation does motivate you, wanting to avoid the violence fighting over dwindling water supplies may.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)