Home Rich but Relationship Poor

I visited a former neighbor of mine today.  I had never been to her home before.  When I walked in, my neighbor said, “Please excuse the mess, I suffer from depression”.  She seems like a lovely person and she’s depressed.  She lives alone.  Her son lives just a few miles away but they rarely see each other.  She said her social life is having breakfast from time to time with her one friend.  It seems to me she must be lonely.

Why is this happening so much?  I’ll bet that even though this lady lives in a home, she is worse off than me.  It’s so important for us to keep our connections alive and healthy.  Relationships are difficult sometimes.  Our culture has been hijacked by capitalists and we are paying dearly for buying into their materialist, hedonistic agenda.  With our microwave society (gottahavitmywaynow), we aren’t like our ancestors who practiced much greater self-control, patience and courtesy with each other.  As a result, it is getting increasingly difficult for us to form an keep healthy relationships.  It shouldn’t be this way.

I’m going to befriend this lady.  I get lonely sometimes too.  I’m not saying I can cure depression with my presence but why should we all be cooped up in our loneliness when we be together?

About Maureen, Living in a Van

I'm a free-sleeper living in a van in the prettiest part of the world. I do this partly due to financial circumstances and partly because I love a good adventure.
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4 Responses to Home Rich but Relationship Poor

  1. Ryu says:

    No doubt. I don’t see too much profit in blaming the capitalists thought. There’s no power in passing the blame off on someone else. It’s us that make those decisions.

    That’s the thing about relationships, you can’t always have it your way. There alot of give and take, which is a great contrast to business, where the objective is essentially to take all that you can.

    Just imagine the economic spectrum. A rich man can buy something akin to friendship for little cost. But for the homeless, a friend is very valuble indeed. Even if one was living on the street a few bucks won’t make a big difference, but a friend would.

    • Maureen says:

      Hi Ryu. Regarding capitalists, I don’t know. While perhaps Capitalism may not be wrong, in and of itself, I think it would be nice if our people could live a simpler way of life where we know the people we are trading with, rather than having to deal with namelss, faceless, unaccountable entities who don’t care about us.

      btw. How do I get ahold of you? I comment on another blog you are active with.

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