“Drip,drop,drip,drop.” Do you hear that? That is the incessant sound that lurks in your bathroom or kitchen while you’re watching TV or sleeping. That, my friends, is the sound of opportunity and privilege being wasted. A sound that we 1st world countries hear all the time, but do nothing to fix due to laziness,cheapness,or simply nonchalance. That is the sound of gallons of water being wasted and taken for granted. According to the Huffington Post, “about 95 percent of the water entering our homes goes down the drain.” This wasted 95 percent could be used to aid the less fortunate countries who are suffering everyday from drought and dehydration. As I said before, the main villain in this situation is sheer nonchalance or ignorance to the issues outside of our thriving country. As a prosperous country, it should be our job to send help to those in need and use our wealth to come up with more efficient ways to conserve water. I know that some of us are thinking “I’m not a scientist, so I can’t create a machine that magically creates water for the human race,” but one does not have to be a scientist or engineer to help fight for this cause! By simply reducing the amount of water you use by turning off the tap while brushing your teeth,switching to energy efficient toilets, or reducing shower time, in just a matter of days you’d not only be saving water, but you’d be saving money! So next time you hear your sink saying “drip drip drip,” think of each drop as a drop of cash: “cha-ching, cha-ching, cha-ching.