Tuesday, July 23, 2013

I don't get it

Unless you live under a rock, then you know that a new royal baby was born yesterday. Depending on your point of view, you're either entertained and/or find this news interesting or you are wondering what the hubbub is about.

Or you may fall into the third camp, the one that disapproves of those who followed this birth. Maybe you even posted something about the poor or the needy (especially the poor, needy babies) around the world as your comment about the royal birth.

But the thing is, being interested in something frivolous like the Prince of Cambridge's birth doesn't mean we now do less for those in need. And I'm not sure why that parallel is drawn. There's no cosmic equation that says if I find this baby interesting, I therefore do nothing and care not at all for other babies who weren't born into such well off families.

So please, if you are one who posts these snarky reminders -- help me understand why you do it. What's the goal?

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