Regarding the book, Exist West written by Mohsin Hamid, not only are Nadia and Saeed under the constant threat of terror, but also unknown authorities are constantly controlling the characters Internet and electrical connectivity. This affects the characters in one of two ways. First off, the authorities have the power to turn off the internet which now results in the characters having no access to knowing what is going on around them as well as not having the means to distract them from their terrifying reality. Secondly, when there is limited or no access to the internet or electricity, the characters do not seem to notice, and they continue to live out their lives normally. When they do have little to no access, the characters will often just talk between themselves as a distraction. In my opinion, this does not feel relevant to today’s world simply because we are overly consumed with our Internet and electricity connectivity. In addition, we have no idea what it is like to be under strict surveillance from unknown authorities. We cannot live without the Internet. When we do have limited access to these luxuries, we do not know what to do with ourselves. Talking face-to-face is a lost form of communication. I am convinced that we as Americans need to become more like Nadia and Saeed in the way of not being overly consumed with the Internet. As for electricity, so many people cannot afford electricity, so those who can financially afford this form of comfort need to be more grateful and not take it for granted. In conclusion, Americans are fortunate to not live in a state of terror and not have limitations on the Internet and electricity. The sooner we realize that people around the world are not as fortunate, the better.