2 May 2021 — Capitalists
I’m not referring to millionaires or to people searching to get rich: merely to two homeless women arguing over a ‘pitch’ from where both wanted to beg, and obviously in their opinion it was a fairly lucrative one with many generous people passing.
Both women were insisting that it was their pitch, each arguing in essence that they ‘owned’ that pitch and not the other one. And then it became physical. The woman lighter in build and height ended up on the floor with the taller and plumper woman kicking her until they were separated by security guards.
I found the incident really sad that they saw themselves in competition with each other instead of each empathising with the other from being in the same boat.
This reminds me of the Sri Sathya Sai saying which reads: “A boat is meant to go into the water, but the water must not get into the boat. In the same way, we are meant to live in the world but the world must not get into us”. I would say that the water definitely did get into the boat, the ‘water’ in this case being anger and fear of not getting what one wanted. And the same with ‘the World’ and its negative factors of selfishness and fear. Who knows, if one of the women had had goodwill enough to find a different pitch she may have ‘got lucky’.
BUT, as I like to say it takes ALL SORTS TO MAKE A WORLD!!