"Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one. "
~John Lennon


Monday, February 11, 2013

I Wonder

I wonder why parents think they are spending time with their children when they are on their cell phones and barely paying attention to those children. Is there real communication going on between parent and child, or between parent and the person on the phone. When a parent wants a pat on the back for spending "quality time" with their kid, I wonder....

I wonder why so many people around the world are hungry, starving, while so many people throw out enough food to feed the hungry. I wonder why this can be tolerated by those with plenty.

I wonder why older people are left in facilities to finish out their lives alone, waiting for someone to come see them, disappointed that they are not thought about or interesting enough to spend time with or remembered and respected. I wonder what age I will be when it is my turn to be sitting and waiting in a place for old folks unable to live alone. I wonder if I will always love the sound of music, the joy of laughter, a kind touch. Oh my, I do hope so.

13 comments:

Brian Miller said...

i wonder many of the same things....there is not much real communication going on in that scenario at all...being together and being with are far apart...

that there are still hungry people makes no sense to me either...

Cinner said...

CiCi I wonder about these things too. I posted a picture of the terrarium for you to see. pop by and have a look. take care.

LL Cool Joe said...

There are so many things to wonder about. I never wonder about whether I'll love the sound of music though, well as long as I can hear that is. :)

DJan said...

You struck a chord with me, CiCi. I wonder, too, why there are such disparities in this world. Homeless people and those living in mansions right next to each other. I don't think I'll ever be old enough not to love life. I hope anyway. :-)

bill lisleman said...

Part of the answer is a word in your post, "respect". More respect for each other would do wonders.

Abby said...

I wonder about these things too, and worry about it getting worse. I guess we just need to chill and control the things we can.

Stephen Hayes said...

My mother lives in a retirement home and won't even come to my house for birthdays or holidays. We always offer to pick her up and drive her home but she prefers to be alone. Too bad because you're right about so many of these folks wishing desperately for a visit.

Stickup Artist said...

I wonder if we are conditioned to behave along certain lines and if with proper training, could we transcend this state of affairs? I think there are many ways to approach life, aging, relationships to self and others. But, it seems people are intolerant (or worse) if we all don't live a life copied from what popular media prescribes, which is only an artificial set of rules designed to make us dutiful consumers, constantly seeking to chase away the fears that have been placed inside us by that same culture.

Rock Chef said...

The parents on the phone thing is a big bugbear of ours, children in buggies get little or no direct conversation and toddlers run wild...

Anne H said...

You have the heart of a Nurse - one that is not on her cell phone all the time!
Another great post - luv ya!

Eddie Bluelights said...

Very searching questions indeed - this world is very far from perfect and therefore there are many questions asked like this - probably it is best not to be able to look into the future to see the answers. Of course some of the answer depends on our view of life - are we optimists or pessimists. There are those who think their glasses are half empty and those who consider their glasses are half full.
Nice to visit again ~ Eddie x

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

I also wonder and I feel sad when I see how those with dementia are so lost and mistreated. I wonder why we don't have a better system, a more humane one.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Like everyone else above, I wonder too, CiCi. And it's sad that society has turned a blind eye to so many.

I have a "no cell phone policy" at meals so our family can actually spend time together and communicate.

My husband was a refuge when he was a child and hungry for the first 9 years of his life. Very little food goes to waste in our home.

And, as for nursing homes-- Breaks my heart. I've spent a considerable amount of time with loved ones with Alzheimer's even though they didn't know who I was anymore. The thought of them being "alone" broke my heart so I made it a point to see them numerous times a week. But, having spent so much time with my loved ones it was easy to see so many who NEVER had visitors. And that is shameful.

I yiyi.

xox jj