This is going to be short. I’m feeling some kind of way. Someone tweeted that their vision has always been to never have their mother, sisters, future wife and children have the need to know the price of a carton of milk. I understand the “have the need to know” part. I know what he’s saying. He wants his family in a position where they can afford their needs. Understandable.
I want the same for mine. I want to be able to provide for my family to the point where they don’t have to worry about if they’ll have money to buy food or pay bills. I believe that’s what we all strive for. However, I want my children to know how much a carton of milk costs. I want them to know that there is someone walking around wondering if the $10 they have in their pocket will be enough to buy food for the next few days. I want them to be aware that everyone can’t just put items in a shopping cart without paying attention to the price.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not against people living their best lives and enjoying the fruits of their labor. My concern is when they forget everyone can’t afford the same lifestyle. There are millions who can’t afford food for the entire month. So, yeah, they pay attention to the price of everything. Every penny counts.
One of my pet peeves is hearing someone who has started eating healthier tell others how to modify their diet. The ones who can afford fresh or organic foods, or go on these fad diets, start to preach health to those who can’t afford the food. They make others believe that they don’t have a chance at being healthy because they can’t afford certain food items. This drives me crazy because it’s not true. A person doesn’t have to eat organic food to be healthy. Anyway… that’s a-whole-nother story.
As, I’ve said before, my blogs are very random. This one was really random. That tweet struck a nerve. I never want my children to have so much that they can’t understand why a person has to choose canned green beans over frozen.