I'm having a bad day/week/month. There's becoming a bigger and bigger split between how I feel life should go and how this country (and world?) are going.
I live out in the country, but live close enough to a couple of people who ruin my precious solitude.........or farmers who use too many chemicals......or people shooting off their guns, or riding their motocross cycles........I could go on and on.
But.....there are times when I have to go to the city to do some things. Nobody follows the speed limit. There's trash everywhere. People are always using their cell phones....whether while driving or crossing the street in front of cars.
In stores, there is so much crap, I just am blown over. And all the produce they throw out constantly.....that are in plastic containers that I'm sure is also thrown out. Very few people I see use cloth shopping bags.
I went to Target to buy a few items and they are totally remodeling/enlarging the store to hold more crap. I have a bad knee, so I use the electric cart. It ran out of steam and I had to find another one. I had to move my stuff to the other one, while 2 employees were gabbing right next to me, seeing me, but not helping. People stand in the middle of isles with their carts, totally oblivious to anyone else needing to get by.
I go to buy something and the price isn't marked. I drive the cart across the store to a "price check" machine, and it doesn't work. Then my DH calls me and says that someone sent in their tax returns with his social security number. He's overwhelmed at work, plus we're trying to renew our Home Equity loan (which we've had for many years, and don't use often, but have always paid it off in short time), but because of all the new laws, they call him every day with more stuff he needs to send in to them. So now he has to figure out how to handle his SS number being compromised.
I could go on and on and on.
Oh.........and on my way to and from town, there are many beautiful rural places that are now bull-dozed and beginning to be filled with big houses. I can see a little log cabin home that used to be in the woods, and now it's next to this big monster subdivision.
Is there no end to this "growth and development"? Is no one EVER happy with what they've got? We seem like spoiled brats who buy something, get tired of it, throw it away, buy a new one. It just seems like we're headed in a downward spiral. The world seems NUTS to me.
Yes, I can only control my immediate surroundings, but damn.......this is my country and my planet too......and it makes me sick to see what's happening to it.
We were barely keeping the air and waters somewhat clean........and now we're removing those laws? How insane are we? I'm very sad.