This holiday season, I’m thankful that I have enough sense to be aware of the important things in life. Every year, I find it increasingly difficult to comprehend or stomach the fact that people are killing each other at stores just to claim an item on sale.
A pregnant mother was trampled to death this year at such an event. Is this the sort of thing that our society has been reduced to? Barbarism should be restricted to future post apocalyptic enviroments, or left behind when technology restricted the sword to common place in warfare.
We are not our iPhones. We are not our television sets. We are not our Playstation 4’s or XBox Ones.
Sometimes I think that futuristic depictions of society in books and films are not so far off. Blade Runner, for instance, or The Hunger Games are good examples of how we place inanimate objects on a higher pedestal than the value of human life or decency.
The funny thing is that most people could have saved money by shopping at home. Amazon, for instance, had better sales than physical stores in the areas that I live. Shopping online could have also saved someones life during this blackest of fridays. I said blackest because each year the lengths that people will go to obtain a store sales price and end up on the front page headlines seems to grow extensively worse each year.
As for that poor woman and her unborn child who will never see a holiday season, I believe that they deserve better and we as a society should be ashamed.