I was just reading an interesting article on BBC news about how giving free milk to children under 5 at schools is such 'big problem', politically, that is. As I went on to read it, some MP was saying that children used to die from malnutrition back in the 1930s. This kind of matches to what's happening these days, fine, they aren't dying but a lot parents can't afford cereals or enough food to feed their children in the mornings and that's why the milk in question is so important for them. It's sad that we've ended up in a similar position again. But back then it was due to the war, and lack of food. But I wonder has the recent war a lot to do with the sad state of affairs we find ourselves in today? People who govern us are meant to know better. People are out of jobs, suffering, in debt, starving. Starvation, a few years ago was left to the "third world" countries. Is England any different now? Pride can only take us so far. But as they say, money talks. Listening to politicians on radio or TV, behind all that garbage, even they have nothing to say. Are we all on the same boat though? Not really, looking at figures, some one my age is not likely to buy their first property until they are at least 38. Why is that a problem? Is it really a problem? Will a house make you any happier? Besides you can't really take a house with you to your grave. Right?
This link appeared on my news feed the other day. I'm still mulling over it, thinking and trying to make sense of it. Conditioning it into my thinking. I'm uneasy to let go completely. I'm afraid that it'll leave me exposed in some way. We, as humans are so deeply conditioned to keep hold of things. A few years back a friend borrowed (unreturned to this day) a couple of books, a dress and a few dvds. Still to this day, I sometimes feel pangs of heartache, mostly from missing the dress and the books. After going on the above link, I felt more able to let go of that dress, I don't really know why as yet. I've also had people who've "borrowed" money from me but never returned it. That was much easier to let go of, long before this article was read. I put all this down to the fact that I moved around a lot, as a child, so, I didn't really have many things I could call my own. When I moved out of the family home, I had to leave almost everything I had. All I really took with me was about 30 books and clothes. I still miss the little things I used to have. It's kind of sad but I can't help it. I miss my family but to be honest, I miss the dogs more.
What you have lost that you realise is not needed, you have never lost.
The article goes on to say that besides one another, we really don't need much to survive.
Sometimes, I feel like a cactus. I have a tendency to push people away. It's almost like a safety mechanism. I literally cannot stand being hugged to tightly because it hurts me too much. Maybe that's why I hold onto things because I'm no good at holding onto people? Do things, objects really cloud our minds though? Will I feel better for clearly the unnecessary? Or will it just end up making me feel empty? What stabilises our inner beings? Do we really have to go to school, college and then work? Why does money make the world go around?
In fact, maybe having less is better because it's easier to let go than if you were to have more. There's a reason why you have more in the first place. I'm unsure... I can only judge by comparing myself with others. I don't even know what the 'right' amount is.
Looking back at that picture, it is hard to believe that such a beautiful planet is being trampled on, killed on, damaged by it's occupants. It is sad. So if we could do something good by our beautiful planet then perhaps the article is right in saying that besides one another, we need very little of anything else to survive.