There is always a struggle intimately associated with the way things are and our need to feel in control of them
Those times when I by myself are the most important times of my day. They allowed me the time to reflect on life and the perplexing struggle between man and the environment in which he lives or just finds himself. No matter what, we always seem to be engaged in a never-ending fight to subdue nature and bend it to our own will. Take HVAC, for example. I live in the south, and there are very few times when there is no HVAC being used in my house. Whatever the thermostat reads, it is never good enough. Because I am in the south, the vast majority of the time I am using the air conditioning. However, there are a couple months or so during the winter when I have to use the heater. It is always one or the other. There is always either cold air blowing forth from the cool depths of the a/c air vent, or there is the hot dragon’s breath of the furnace bursting forth and eliminating the need to wear a sweater in January. This is a strange way we live. We are never satisfied with what is provided to us, as far as the weather is concerned, anyway. There is always a struggle intimately associated with the way things are and our need to feel in control of them. It is a much smarter idea to endure patiently a drop or rise in the natural thermostat, yet we rarely do. How many days of the year do you keep your windows open instead of running the a/c or the furnace in search of that perfect thermostat reading?