As an American in the 21st century I cry foul. I wish to know when it was acceptable to covet what another had? Or in non-religious terms when did our society stop understanding the saying the grass is greener on the other side of the fence? Meaning that the other side of the fence always looks better, but in reality it was no different than the side of the fence you were on.
Through photos I would like to take you through some things..and then ask a few questions, so be sure to go to the end.
Is one poor because they like something and although they cannot buy it new have figured out how to make themselves this item?
Is one poor because they can built a house for chickens using campaign signs, that are then painted into a mural?
Is one poor because they grow their own foods? Or are they poor because they grow them in old tires that must be recycled in some measure?
Is one poor because they cannot afford lovely throws for their sofa but they can afford yarn to make the throw themselves?
Is one poor because they desired a kitchen that had a farmhouse feel and repurposed a 1950's sink to do so?
Is one poor because they deconstruct items that are sold, so they can make them...as it it far less expensive? (this is a photo of ingredients in Mole)
Is one poor because they created something to eliminate that all to embarrassing situation of running out of tp when it is most needed?
Is one poor because they see old and broken as something awaiting a fresh coat of paint?
Is one poor that has the world at their fingertips?(look beyond the 2009 goof troop photo)
Is one poor because they understood that the exterior of an item may be bruised and in need of covering, but the appliance still works wonderful?
Is one poor that has these jars and knows how to refill them year after year?
Is one poor because they work with their hands?
Is one poor because they patch an item instead of spending valuable money on new?
Is one poor because they bring the world to their doorsteps in such a manner?
Is one poor because this is the method used to heat their home?
Is one poor because the heating method to warm a home is $5 a cord and that the wood used is deadfalls?
What is the answer to these questions? What is your answer to these questions?
The Occupy Movement would like you to believe that having the items above make you poor and deserving of more.
The media would like you to believe that having these items suggest perhaps you may be married to a near relative or that you are in need of a home makeover.
Some may say that this is a misrepresentation of poverty.