When I was a child, a can of soda pop was something we enjoyed on special occasions, maybe on the 4th of July or our birthdays. It was a treat. I was at dinner the other night at a friend's house and was surprised by the behavior of her children when they asked for a certain kind of soda and their mom didn't have it for them. They acted like she was starving them. We've come a long way from the days when soda was a treat, and an even longer way from the Great Depression. Post Depression-era parents didn't want their kids to go without the way they had, so they taught their children to hold their hands out in expectation. This is where I think most of our money problems stem from today...a lack of respect torwards money. Today's generation, instead of fearingthat it will not have anything (like Depression-era people), fears that it will not have EVERYTHING...including the exact type of soda they demand. People can so easily get along with so very little, but don't know it in today's consumeristic society.
When Soda Was a Treat
October 10th, 2007 at 06:00 pm