First off, I don’t want to blog about all the horrible happenings in India because there are already a ton of people blogging about it and talking about it. It is a horrible thing and I am just as confused as everyone else…I just hope that it can end soon with more people alive than dead.
With that said I was doing my daily round of Internet News Reading when I came across this article that seems to perfectly sum up what Christmas means today:
NEW YORK – A worker died after being trampled by a throng of unruly shoppers when a suburbanopened for the holiday sales rush Friday, authorities said.
At least three other people were injured.
A police statement said shortly after 5 a.m., a throng of shoppers “physically broke down the doors, knocking (the worker) to the ground.” Police also said a 28-year-old pregnant woman was taken to a hospital for observation and three other shoppers suffered minor injuries and were also taken to hospitals.
This is what Christmas is today. Christmas is about breaking down doors and killing people just to save a few bucks on a Wii or HD TV. In today world where there are people starving, people who don’t even have an old coat to wear, there are those who are still so obsessed with shopping that they kill someone just to make it to a sale.
May I remind everyone that if you are celebrating Christmas for religious reasons then I don’t think Jesus would be to happy. I would also like to remind those same people that GREED is a deadly sin.
If you sole purpose around the holidays is to take advantage of sales…I feel so sorry for you. When you are on your death bed which would you rather have…an object(s) that can’t clothe or feed you or your family…or memories of happiness and joy that came with being home with your family and friends?
Yes, we buy gifts for Christmas. I think about them all year what would make a person happy to receive. But I don’t worry about sales because it isn’t about the money. If I can’t afford it without a sale then have no business buying it. If that same person would be just as happy with a batch of homemade cookies then why would I kill someone (literally) just to save a few bucks on something that was probably made in China anyway.
I am sick to death of all this greed around the holidays. We aren’t religious…we celebrate as a way to spend some real quality time with family and friends. Everyone usually has a few days off of work so we can actually spend time with them instead of trying to fit in quality time between work shifts.
So, in closing of my little rant here…think about what this time of year means to you. Is it really so important that you buy an object on sale? Or would your life and the life of your loved ones benefit more from a little quality time? When you are dying and your life is flashing in front of your eyes which would you rather have?