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Response to Quakerfriend (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 8, 2022, 09:51 PM

6. Not strange--so true

I think social media, 24x7 TV, smartphones, etc are the worst things that happened for mental health and just life’s joy in general. The simpler things in life, and the value of those simple things, are almost completely erased.

I think of my husband’s childhood as an analogy. He and his family grew up extremely poor. 6 kids total. He said around Christmas time their toys would disappear because his parents would wrap them as Christmas presents. But he said his best Christmas ever was when they each got their own box of Hostess Ding Dongs. Before just a single box of Ding Dongs shared amongst 6 kids was a luxury. But they all got a whole box! That was the best Christmas ever and he said he was HAPPY.

Then you compare to very rich kids who get brand new cars, luxury vacations, expensive clothes—whatever they want. And these kids are often miserable, high suicide rates or drug addiction.

So I think that’s similar to what you are saying about Ukraine and what you experienced in the Tijuana Hospital. Simpler things like family, food, love—that’s what matters.

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