Comments: 8
Great post, and a beautiful pen!
Grimlock ♥ Inhumans 9 months ago
Absolutely. Agree 100%.

I had an author suggest I sell a book he had just signed, since it would go for around $500. It was precious to me, and I was appalled. No, thank you, I wouldn't be selling that book.

And while I agree that poor people get judgement for it, I think there's a sense that money>things, without the realization that things can sometimes bring us joy worth more than the price someone else is willing to pay. Maybe it's because of that connection you have with the memory of a former gift, maybe it's something different.

And as you mention, there are gifts and sales, and there's this sense that poor people should give up all comforts if there's money to be made. Why? Why shouldn't they have some nice things, and what right does anyone else have to judge them? Everyone has to decide what they can afford to buy, keep, or sell, and it's pretentious for someone else to stick their noses in it.
Chris' Fish Place 9 months ago
Char's Horror Corner 9 months ago
I've been following along somewhat on Twitter, but I didn't see what prompted this response.
Null 9 months ago
Wait wait... Those pictures... Is that your own *handwriting*!? I hope so, 'cuz it's awesome.
Linda Hilton 9 months ago
It is my own handwriting. Thank you!
Moonlight Reader 9 months ago
Herman Melville quote: “Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well- warmed, and well-fed.”
Rane Aria 9 months ago
*hugs* Thank you for such a beautiful thoughtful post that just hit the heart of the matter I think for me and others, plus your HANDWRITING IS AMAZING!