“Tis the season …” For what? http://longisland.news12.com/features/holidays/tis-the-season-series-1.6494620
I need a refresher course on this; a refocus supplement. I think I need to reconnect with what is important. This world seems to be moving faster as I get a bit older. I was thinking about what it is that I really need . . . versus what it is that I really want. Here is an example: I have gone to the refrigerator more than once, peered inside … not because I was really hungry, but … out of my boredom, or melancholy, or some other emotion. Thus the question, “What am I hungry for?” Recently I came across an article that seemed to be more about “greed”, as opposed to “need”. Here is an excerpt from the article. I chose to replace the name of the subject with “Happy People”, to prevent any unwanted phone calls from someone who is angry that I called them out on their greed.“(Happy People)‘s top execs are using their private fleet of jets to fly to some of the world’s most exotic vacation spots — and taxpayers appear to be footing part of the bill. When they aren’t grounded at NASA’s Moffett Field, the search engine’s jets guzzle government fuel to carry (Happy People)‘s billionaire bosses to Tahiti, Hawaii and a host of private Caribbean beaches, according to a detailed analysis reviewed by FoxNews.com. (Happy People) — and the government — say parking spaces and discounted fuel are justified because of the scientific research the company does with the space agency. But the data shows trips may be more about surf than science, said Drew Johnson, a fellow at the Center for Individual Freedom.” http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2013/11/21/google-execs-soaring-to-tropical-destinations-on-your-tax-dollars/
These two words,”greed” and “need”, can be disruptive. Example: parents of a special-needs child, who don’t make enough money to go on a vacation, who don’t have date nights because they cannot be away from their kiddo … Do they need some help? And is it greed for the husband / father to want to take his wife out for a date night? Is it greed for the husband / father to want to take his family on a vacation? I realize that the link at the end of the excerpt might suggest what company the article is referencing.