Tuesday, December 02, 2008

For the love of money...

it really amazes me what motivates americans. the things that we will do for the love of money...we marry, we slave away at dead end jobs, we sacrifice our health and well-being, there is almost no limit. black friday is perhaps one of the most gross representations of the sickness of money. a temporary worker at a wal-mart was killed because americans were greedy enough to trample someone to spend money...we have too much. 1000 dollars will allow me to live, eat, work, travel, and donate money to a non-profit organization in a third world country for 6 weeks. it costs me nearly twice that much to live here in the US for 2 weeks. amazing. the things we "need" as americans is gross. kind of makes me feel dirty. i think i need a break from being an american.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh. I don't need a break from being what's good about being an American, but materalistic, over-consuming, etho-centric. Yeah I need a break. MO

Laura K. A. Halter said...

I agree! It's... perturbing.
P.S. Your blog is fun to read. :)