Yesterday I was so hot I didn't want to do much of anything. We have a Kindle, but I've only watched one movie on it and Z is the one who loves the thing. Well, I watched the Hunger Games yesterday. I remember when it came out I didn't really want to see it because the whole premise is about 12 "districts" who each have to send two people a year to these hunger games. The winner is the one who survives, so they train them how to fight and then send them off to kill each other. Sounds horrible to me....
It took me about 30 minutes to start to warm up to the movie. I liked the ending way more than I thought I would and won't ruin it if you haven't seen it. But here's what I took from it.
Why do we put ourselves in situations where we are fighting to survive? Why can't we realize that there are abundant resouces, if we invest in them and use them wisely, and that there will be plenty for all if we shift our perspective. We will all have enough. Why do we feel the need to fight for a great parking spot? Or fight to show that we're the best at what we do? This world would be totally different if we went into everything with the belief that everyone contributes in some way or another. Negatively or positively, but they're part of the way it all plays out. We have enough to help our neighbors. We do not need to hoard food, resources or time to "win."
This life is about all of us figuring this out together. We're not getting physically hunted down with bows and arrow, but anger, jealousy and greed do the same thing. I'm not really sure where I was going with all this. It's my blog, so I guess I'm entitled to lose my train of thought, right? Give all of this some thought. Find one way you can change for the good of all.
Sending you lots of love