Saturday, August 25, 2007

The Injustice of it All

Weekends
Are for doing all the things
We couldn't get done during the week
Because we were doing all the things we had to do
In order to afford what we wanted/needed to do on the
Weekends.

It's a little like that saying about grand kids --
If I had known how much fun the grand kids were going to be
I would have skipped having kids and gone straight to grandchildren.
The only trouble is that you can't have the grand kids
Until you've gone through
Raising kids.

Is it the reward?
The weekend is the reward for getting through the week;
Grandchildren are the reward for getting through raising the kids.
So, what does it mean
If you have a lousy weekend
Or, you end up raising the grand kids?

That is not the case for me --
But it is for many people.
Is it because they are "paying for their raising?"
Or, because they didn't do much during the week?
Or is it purely chance?

While we are at it,
Why does the rain fall on the just and the unjust?
Why do worthless no-good so-and-so's prosper
And good people struggle?
And just exactly what is the meaning of life?

Why are some of us fortunate enough to be born in the U.S.A.
With tremendous opportunity and often with more than we need
And the majority of the world is living in poverty?
Why are there kids starving in Africa
While restaurants in America throw out tons of uneaten food daily?

Does any of it really matter?
Why are our deepest thoughts always interrupted
By someone saying, "come here, you gotta see this!"
Is there truly justice in the world?
Why is the tea pitcher always empty when I want a glass??!!

7 comments:

bigwhitehat said...

You need to institute a tea replenishment plan. Good luck. It has never worked in my house.

Panhandle Poet said...

BWH: I have. It is amazing how there is often just enough left that it's not "empty" but you can't fill a glass with it!

The Hermit said...

Great minds think alike. I just wrote a post on my blog that dealt with some of the exact issues you are thinking about, then I deleted it immediately after I posted it because I figured, what's the point of agonizing over this, there aren't any answers. Specifically, I have been trying to figure out how it is that I work for so much of the time, to get money, to do things that I don't have time to do, because I work so much of the time......

Panhandle Poet said...

Hermit: Do you happen to own a treadmill?????

The Hermit said...

I do have a treadmill, and I used to enjoy it , spent about 45 minutes on it every night. But my knees have been giving me problems and it's tougher to do these days.

Panhandle Poet said...

Hermit: My treadmill is working all the time so I will have money to do what I want to do when I have the time -- which I don't have because I work all the time. Reminds me of Einstein's definition of insanity -- doing the same thing over and over expecting different results!

The Hermit said...

The hamster in the cage effect.

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