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#Friday 4.0: Panic buying shows our obsessive greed

Each week I will (try and) share a small segment of something useful I learnt. While this is for my own amusement I hope it resonates with my lovely readers.

Panic buying shows our obsessive greed

You may have seen the numerous video’s that have circulated the web about people punching each other over toilet rolls. I am sure there are many more about a many a product lines up and down shopping malls and shops.
Two days ago I popped into my local supermarket around midday to pick up a few items for the evening meal. Toilet roll shelves empty, pasta shelves empty and long queues of people with trolley’s filled to the brim. I’m not one to judge what people buy or eat but a lot of what they had was not going to nourish the body but only add serious calories. Sadly, it was evidence of our obsession with hording lots of food, our over indulgence with stock piling before anyone else gets their hands on it. Maybe if we thought about keeping our diet simple and healthy to an extent we would not be so panicked about going hungry. And maybe, just maybe we would be better at sharing with the person standing next to us. Have we become that full of greed that we’ve forgotten about other people? Even spare a thought for those maybe not be as able and how they are going to cope? Me, me and myself!! Alas Sir Thomas More whatever happened to your Utopia!

Stay Safe! Stay Healthy!