There are alternatives.
Wind, hydro, solar, hydrogen, vegetable oil, oil, coal, pedal power, even cow poop power, oh and LOVE!
Some things are universal (not western). Like skiing where there is snow, water or even sand dunes.
Art is universal. Play is universal. Misery seems to be universal too... So is happiness.
Music is also universal , taste in music or any of the above mentioned items are individual.
be yourself and I will be me.
Barbara for peace.