The divide between the Haves & the Havenots, the Nurtured & the Abandoned, the Loyals & the Betrayers can all change places over time. However, in my opinion no divide is greater than the divide in thoughts, opinions, beliefs….the divide in value systems. Today as I was talking to someone celebrating a birthday, it reminded me of the great ‘birthday’ bashes that has become hygiene nowadays. Especially in one of the organizations I worked, it was sinful to celebrate, without a cream decoration on the victim for a start and the next logical progression meant a bash on the face. And of course, a very accepted cultural phenomenon.
The poor cake finds its place everywhere else, except down the gullet – the carpets, the dress, the face, etc etc. The irony here is, for the folks who clean up the mess this is quite a bit of luxury to waste. I remember a housekeeping person packing the leftovers that hit the carpet to take it home for her kids. It would make a difference to them, she said.
I guess some indulgences are worth a think through…..A little bit of sensitivity is all it takes.