We would produce more than we consume…
In my daily life, I spend many of the world’s electrons in the process of studying a particular sector of the energy industry. The dream, of course, that drives all of this electron expenditure, is that I may somehow use this knowledge to help make the energy industry a little better, more efficient. In order for any of it to be worthwhile though, I’ll have to help improve the industry’s ability to produce electrons at least as much as is necessary to balance all of the electron expenditure it took for me to do so.
Ditto with love.