|Posted by Lawrence Gordon on December 3, 2010 at 6:33 AM|
A new home amongst the chaos.It dawned on me many years ago that few, if any families are blessed all through life. Sure enough the big hand in the sky will one day signal you out and point its finger at you. This finger can point at any time of your life, so if you have it easy to begin with, watch out because the finger always points.
So it is that families suffer. More to the point, individuals in families suffer and they affect the family. Medical conditions fear nor wait for any man and history is littered with amazing individuals whose life is snuffed out early.
How we as nations handle these family problems perhaps indicates how far as a civilisation we have progressed.
We, in the UK and the Western World, seem to look after inefficient bankers, failed government ministers, footballers and their managers through huge payoffs, more than the suffering could ever hope to imagine. I'm sick of being told it is the market value of the person that is at stake. So what? You pay people huge amounts of money for failure? What sort of society is it that cannot look after the suffering as well as it looks after those financial failures?
If we survive as a civilisation, and history indicates that changes will be made in that area, then maybe, just maybe, we can show more financial empathy to the suffering.
If my Monday night rant offends I make no apology. There are times when thoughts must be spoken.