I've lived during extended electrical outages, done special camping, manned a forest fire tower, and engaged in military operations, all without the services of electricity. I've visited villages in other countries that had no electricity ... ever. I have a deep appreciation for not having electricity.
I've told myself stories of the world without readily-available energy but I was fooling myself and could not sustain the tales. I always ended discussions of alternative sources (coal, oil, gas, geothermal, wood and other biomass, tidal, nuclear, wind, solar) with some foggy notion of all amalgamated somehow with losses over wires from whatever were the popular and most cheap sources that could be gained from holders and defenders as "electricity."
Then today I saw a map of the electricity available to people throughout the world. I am in anguish! Somehow I knew, but I had failed to accept, to internalize that this fundamental element of a quality of like ... by any criteria for "quality" ... is still missing for millions of people over vast area of the world.
There is so much to be done for so many people. How some people elect to use the last of the energy they are able to get, electricity wasting some it, will be grim stories. I cannot begin to think of a happy one for the neighborhood children or those of the world.