Commenting on a comment...about afluence around us.
Saturday, August 24, 2019
"Pets do need special food made for them. They live longer that way. We can do so much harm in feeding them just anything we feel like. And ladies do need more than one size of tampon. My girlfriend has to wear a smaller size, or it won't stay in. Now you know!"
I do understand what you are saying. Maybe I have a different perspective because I am 72. I still think we have gone overboard in providing nuances of differences in our commodities. Maybe 3 sizes of tampons, but 5? Maybe 10 kinds of pet food, but over 50 kinds?
Here in America we are extremely fortunate. Many countries cannot conceive of production of products like we enjoy. Have you traveled? Of course in most countries there are rich, middle, and poor groups of people. In some countries there is no chance of getting into the next "higher" category. Here mostly people can better themselves. I know there are still people here who are stuck with poor education, etc. I hope we tackle that huge problem.
I really got overwhelmed at Target-and also at other big stores. My family ran a "mom and pop" store in a country area. My parents worked long hours to provide for us.
I am glad I am not raising little children right now. Seeing the ads makes people want every new thing that comes along. We are bombarded . Then visit a store and it is all right in front of you. A child, especially, wants everything.
Again, I ask if you have traveled? See what is available to them. Not just in the areas of tourists but visit less affluent areas, too.
One country --just now-- eliminated polio. We have not had it for 50 years!
Ok. 'Nuff said. I will get off my soap box!