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Tuesday, 24 November 2015


Our Greed At Christmas

At Christmas time, we are all excited. New stuff that's free from a mythical Saint who breaks into your house every year to give you stuff. But what are we forgetting in our greed? Many things, including the true meaning of Christmas. So let have a look at what our greed covers up in Christmas.

Firstly, and most importantly, we forget Christmas's True Meaning. We’re all so absorbed by our presents that we forget that it’s Jesus’ birthday, and that’s what Christmas is about. We are all eating a Christmas ham when we should have said grace beforehand to give thanks for it. Greed again, we were hungry so we ate.

We are also greedy in the way that half the time we don’t say “thank you” to whoever gave us our gifts half the time. There are some exceptions and special situations like secret santas where you can hardly thank you gift giver as implies the “secret” half off “secret santa”. But otherwise you should remember to thank whoever gave you your present.

Finally, there is the matter of the actual presents. We are sometimes disappointed about our presents and barely manage to hide it. We then either exchange it for something else or sell it when we should really be grateful for it. If people are ungrateful, perhaps people will remember the True Meaning, but perhaps they will just be too annoyed that they didn’t get gift that it will cloud their judgment even more.

These are just a few of the problems that are caused at Christmas by our modern-day traditions. Other problems are caused by things like commercialisation, but these are problems caused by greed. So this Christmas take a little of your time to thank someone, or say a prayer before you dig into that massive Christmas ham.

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