Tuesday, March 1, 2011

When Is Enough Too Much?

It seems like the world is having some real issues lately, what with the earthquake in New Zealand, the trouble in Egypt that is now taking place Iran and other countries. The United States is not in the best shape, unemployment is high and there are too many unhappy people; unhappy with our leaders, unhappy with our deficit and unhappy with any government medical bills that will inevitably lead to the loss of choice. This is how I see it anyways. I have been out of work for some time and finding work has been hard for me. There is high unemployment where I live; as a matter of fact it is the same here as it is nationally, so I have a disadvantage to begin with.
I have taken care of my family with the money I had saved for my retirement and when that is gone I am not sure what I will do. I could take two jobs if I could find them, but I hate to say this out loud but I don’t think I could do two jobs, at least not health wise.  I had a point to this diatribe and now I will tell you of a program I saw the other night on television, yes I know another television show, but with insomnia there is not a lot to do at 2 in the morning. The show was called ‘Outrageous Kid Parties’ and it is hosted by TLC. I usually love this channel and have watched some very interesting shows but this one I watched once and once was enough for me.
The show starts out with the mom and grandmother of a 7 year old boy planning and fighting about planning this child’s birthday party. The boy wanted pirates and the grandmother wanted disco. Well both of them won and the party made my stomach hurt, I actually wanted to weep at the complete ignorance of these adults and what they were teaching this child. This party cost $30,000! Is it just me, or is this like a slap in the face of so many who have none. I know of several ways this child could learn just how good it feels to give of yourself to others who are wanting. I look at the thousands if not millions of people who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own and wonder how they will keep a roof over their baby’s heads and then I watch the ignorance of those who obviously have more than they need. Is it me? What are your thoughts?

God Bless, Susan

2 comments:

FishHawk said...

I find it rather ironic that the kid wanted pirates. For it is looking more and more likely that we will leading an international invasion of Libya soon, which is where (Tripoli) we persuaded the Barbary Pirates in the early 1800's that it would not be in their best interest to keep preying on our merchant ships in the Mediteraanean Sea.

Yes, I fully agree with you that shows that focus attention upon extravigant wastes of money are a slap in the face to those who are in seeing such hard financial times these days. Well, at anytime, actually.

Susan said...

I think of the babies, mothers and fathers in Africa who have the need of a clean drink of water, and how many wells that $30M would bring.