Saturday, April 17, 2010

The Rich.... Then The Poor

It's Girl With An Addiction Writing to you =)

Why is it that whenever something as small as being annoyed at someone for something as small as say... telling you to do something, we ALWAYS make it into a huge deal and make everything worse?! Don't get me wrong, I do it frequently, but I mean come on, it's not the end of the world!

Oh no, I have to do a trivial chore because my mum asked me to, so I'm going to cry and be a bitch! Oh no, that guy has the same car as me, I'm going to go and hit him! What is with people who are like this!? It's NO big deal! Just because we're human beings who have 2 legs, 2 arms, a body, a head and a brain, doesn't mean we have to be daft and selfish because we don't want to do things, whether it be for ourselves or for others.

Every movie usually has the stereotypical "Rich Kids" in it (along those lines), who have lots of money or are rich and who boss everyone around so they get what they want, because they are selfish and couldn't give a damn about everyone else! Have you noticed how it's not until something bad happens in their lives and they start losing people or things around them, that they start noticing what they have and how lucky they are?

What about the people in third-world, developing countries, who struggle everyday just for food, water and shelter? They would do anything for what we have! But what do we do? We take it all for granted and don't have a care in the world!

I knew a girl who lived with her single mum in a very small, rented house. Every week, their main meal was 2 minute Noodles, because they couldn't afford anything else. The mum had a pre-paid-credit mobile because she couldn't afford a home phone, because she couldn't get a job. Every week or month the government would give her a certain amount of money and she would use that money to buy the necessities in life ie. food, water, clothes and rent. They had their cousin come down every month to buy and cook food for them, buy clothes or give hand-me-down clothes to the girl. They also had a cat, which was great and fun, but he cost lots of money too. The mother and daughter had a small, cheap and used car which took them to visit family every weekend. THIS is why people care. THIS is what happens when people take things for granted. That mother and daughter were poor. But they were happy and grateful that they had each other, and they still are now.

So, next time you have money in your wallet and see something you want to buy that you don't NEED, think again. That money could be used for others... It's ok to splurge once in a while, but buying stupid crap that you don't need, is a waste of time, money and life.

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Girl With An Addiction
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