Monday, July 25, 2011

First World Problems

I have been really affected by the famine in Africa. I feel so blessed and so helpless. It's a bit strange really. The lavish richness in my life seems pointless and wasteful in light of the 12 million people starving in the Horn Of Africa right now.

I can't even bring myself to read about it or watch the news.

It's too horrible.

I feel like my existence is a huge slap in the face to so many who live in great need. Here I surround myself with so many things for my own comfort.

I don't even think about the cost of food. Sometimes I even go without it out of my own vain conceit for what I look like. And then at other times, I scarf down much more than necessary in my greed.

What a privilege.

Then I complain about the internet dropping out, or having to go to uni on a rainy day.

Internet, education, and even rain are granted to a mere handful of people in this world.

What right do I have to complain?

West World problems.

As I drove home from work today I put on this song and by the time I got home I was weeping. It's the song of my heart for the hungry right now.

I feel partially responsible for their situation.
I want to be partially responsible for their solution.

Water: Luke Thompson

Monday, July 4, 2011

What kind of a rat has a bat?

It's been a while.

I wish I could send blog posts from my brain to my laptop because I write most of the best stuff while I'm driving and then forget it all before I reach my destination.

So annoying.

Anyway, for the past week or so life has been pretty good.

I think I'm deciding to take a bit more control of my life and be more intentional with my time. I want to spend it doing things that matter instead of wasting it on nonsense like Tumblr and tv shows.

I actually cleaned my room and got a record player which I'm loving.

After finishing Gossip Girl, I've been able to do other things which are far worthier of my time.

You should too. It feels great.