Friday, May 06, 2011


I read the Hunger Games trilogy this last week... To be honest I read each of them in the course of 4 days although they weren't consecutive. All three were amazing!

One thing they made me examine is how I spend my time. In the dystopian future in the books, the people of the Capitol live in excess while those in the Districts barely keep from starving. It made me open my eyes. The Capitol folks focus so much on entertainment that they have forgotten or never known compassion or sacrifice.

I am not so different from them. (skin crawls)

The time I spend on entertainment...books, movies, huge. In fact, I don't know what I'd do with that time if I had it back. How would I keep myself occupied? I get bored when I don't have a story to follow. Would I get more sleep? Would I pour more time into keeping my house? (if you know me then, you know THAT wouldn't be likely). I honestly don't know, and I'm afraid to find out.

But the books are challenging me: examine the things your culture demands--do they make sense? For example: Why do we do the things we do? Why is the external so important? Why do women shave their legs? Why do we have so much food when others subsist from day to day?

The books have given me lots to think they can't be all bad. right?


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