Everyone has an opinion about it, me too, maybe a little too much so. ?
Everybody complains, but there are just a few who are really trying to make a change.
Just look at today’s number of people with a depression or bun-out.
A little over 50 years ago the ratings were lower, although it was also more of a taboo.
With the advent of the internet and especially social media, which has a lot of influence on our lives, on different levels.
The world is changing fast, also changes that I don’t get.
New inventions like odor-stopping-underwear and self-cleaning toilets.
Very nice, but shouldn’t we take care of the problems in the world first? ?
How can we win 30 million with a lottery, while there are countries where people are starving to death?
To me it’s a matter of inequality and I can’t change it, that’s what bothers me. ?
I don’t get how people can spend a shit load of money on nonsense, even when you have the money.
Opinions differ and maybe people think my spending is ridiculous, that’s also possible. ?
When I hear how much money people spend on clothes and accessories a la Gucci, Dior etc,. Why would anyone want to have a jacket or a skirt worth about two thousand euros, or more??
Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I’m champion clumsiness. I trip and fall regularly and I have a special talent; demolishing things. Not that much fun when your wearing clothes worth more than a months salary.
Whether or not a demolisher, I still prefer something nice for a bit less. ?
A very fancy restaurant, where a three-course menu costs as much as a two-week vacation for five people, this must be very special. ?
The appetizer: a leaf of lettuce with dew from the Alps, served on a golden plate.
Then the main course: caramelized African snail. Not being able to see with the naked eye, but that taste, so delicate.
The dessert: Flambéed Caribbean Strawberry with a topping of tropical whipped cream. ?
A real culinary masterpiece and the bill doesn’t matter, otherwise we’ll use another credit card. ?
If I would be eating this (if!) I would have to go to a fastfood joint after, to fill up more than just a molar, since the micro menu wasn’t exactly filling.
My clothes need to go to the cleaners, cause there’s still some snail and tropical whipped cream on it. ?
Maybe that’s why I’m not famous, though, I could be advertising detergents, but I’m pretty sure designers aren’t interested.
Anyways, back to the topic.
Imagine a 3rd world country.
They’re shopping in the *PC headhut, the only thing they have are grass skirts.
How about their culinary masterpiece? ?
As a starter: a stew of rice.
The main course; Rice (there is nothing else and we stole the culinary snail and strawberry.)
The dessert: hopefully you’ll make it and if you’re lucky you’ll get some river water, if there is any. ?
This is in many countries a culinary masterpiece, there simply isn’t more.
Quite a difference right?!
I’m telling it in a strange way maybe, but this is something to think about.
Here, in this case my country, people want more and more, but we don’t see how much we already have. ?
Many would be so happy with everything we have and even less.
Do we think about such things??? ?
Or will we find out, the snail from Africa brought the hyper-flu and now they’re shopping in our PC main street?? ?
*PC Headhut, literally translated from the PC hoofdhut, parody of the PC Hoofdstraat a famous (and very expensive) shopping street in Amsterdam.