My aforementioned movie viewings have caused me to really think about my personal priorities.
I have always been somewhat compassionate and socially responsible but I'm still a big sports fan.
I have to admit that as much as I truly love sports, I question why I waste so much of my time on it. I suppose that sports is a bit of a release or escape for me, the way books and movies are for others. It will no doubt come down to determining what is an acceptable amount of "escapism time" but nevertheless sports seem to be relatively meaningless when one looks at the issues facing humanity and our environment.
I can't help but feel sickened by the obscene amounts of money being paid to athletes and actors. But this too brings up another issue.... If it were me receiving this amont of money..... would it change my viewpoint?
At this point of my life, I would say no. An enormous percentage of it would go to charity, but....... when I was younger (at the age of many of these athletes and actors) it would probably be different.
* How much is too much?
* Should there be an obligation to share your wealth with those less fortunate?
* Do we need that enormous SUV or would a lesser priced more fuel efficient used vehicle do?
* Do we need a 4000 Sq Ft home?
* Do we need 4 TV's in our homes?
Seems to me that greed & consumerism is a major obstacle to the evolution of humanity and the environment.
Okay ...I'm through rambling (at least for now)