Methinks this is going to be a short one, since my brain is kind of in shut-down mode. We ended up running into town to do some errands and shopping, and came back to a cross little teether; neither are my idea of fun. 😉
Anyways, as I’ve not been around that crack known as rolling news, I’ve been musing on an article I saw before we went out this afternoon. How can I not be disgusted by the assumption that anyone is too stupid to understand or appreciate the concept of democracy. Oh sure, kudos to actually being a quasi-honest politician (if only because it benefits you to be as such right now :p), but really… this is probably just as good to all the greedy countries hoping to continue making a mint selling arms and armor. After all, this is still causing strife, and strife = ka-ching. *shakes head*
I also kind of hurt for those who are fighting for freedom right now, because I want them to get what they want. But they’re not going to get what they want as fast as they want it; life isn’t a story, and strife breed strife. And, on the other hand, what exactly does freedom mean to them, to us? Does it mean an iPhone, or being able to worship Deity as you see him/her/it? I don’t even know if I/we here in the ‘civilized’ world can understand what they want, and what we take for granted. I’ve said before that the wantiness of people confuses and troubles me, because it doesn’t seem like the sort of thing to stress yourself out over. So what if you can’t afford a new car? So what if you can’t afford a new TV? Can you afford to eat and keep some sort of roof over your head? Congratulations, you’re already ahead of a lot of people. Quit your whinging and take things into perspective. *chuckles*
Oh sure, dream of and want nice things – there’s nothing wrong with that at all! I worry that people take me as being against all material possessions because I am a bit fervent in my stance. But this isn’t true – I love my computers, I wouldn’t mind having a DSi or 3DS (mmm, Game Boys are my secret lovers <3), and we keep looking at Kindles with a firm and thoughtful eye. And we’ll probably treat ourselves to them down the line; it’s still going to be an enjoyable purchase when the price goes down a bit more, and we have more cash to splash around. But for the most part, we continue to take joy in the simpler things – good food, good company, and a comfortable home. 🙂
And that’s more than enough blather for the day, so y’know… until next!