I think the one thing that every one of us has in common is that we each have something that we can feel bad about.
In some way or other, life is unfair to pretty much everyone. Well, okay, some people get better breaks than others. However, a sense of perspective is something that few of us have.
At least I haven’t been born in a country where wrong doings are punished by public flogging. Nor have I been born a girl to either be married and pregnant to a man old enough to be my grandfather while being still at the an age that is below the age of consent in European countries, or to be raped on the order of an unelected all male counsel for some crime committed by a relative. And I’m not an elderly person facing starvation because I find it hard to do the only available but poorly paying work because my body is collapsing with age.
I could go on about the life of the majority of the World’s inhabitants, but I won’t.
I watch television documentaries and news broadcasts and see people moaning about their lot while all of the time I watch everything as if through the eyes of one of these people I mention. They’d love to live on the benefits breadline in Britain if that meant that they lived in a house with a spacious enclosed garden, full indoor sanitation and warm clothes. Sorry, with this image that I describe I am thinking about a particular family that I saw this year on BBC News.
…Okay, I won’t go into a full rant here.
I do listen to gothic inspired music. One of my five favourite albums is Pornography by The Cure, for example. I can relate to the words as bad things have happened to me in the past. But, I’m not unique in having a bad past. I have a right to feel depressed about things that have happened to me but there is a lot that makes me feel grateful and happy as well.
Let’s just say, caring about everyone else in the World helps you to appreciate the few blessings that you do have.