I dont like it because most people feel obligated to buy someone a gift because they gave them one, even if you dont have any money. Gift giving shouldnt be out of obligation. If youre broke some people sell their belongings just to buy gifts. People take out loans that they cant afford to pay back and max out their credit cards and 6yrs later are still paying for those gifts. I read somewhere that xmas is the time of the year that suicides are at its highest rate and so is drunk driving. xmas is supposed to be about the birth of Christ but none of these things are Christ like.
Asked by Anonymous at 3:33 PM on Dec. 20, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs
I understand what you are saying. The last couple of years have been so tough on people and families it's really heart breaking. I guess for me I'm trying to find ways to help people more. There is a large article in today's paper about how many people are going hungry. I live in Michigan and this depression has really taken its toll on a lot of people. Parents are going without food so they can feed their kids. A kindergarten teacher in an elementary school not far from my house was trying to teach the children the difference between wants and needs and she asked one girl what she wanted and she replied " for my mom to have food"
I don't know what the anwser is I'm just tring to focus more on giving to people in need and less on gifts to ourselves.
Answer by RyansMom001 at 5:57 PM on Dec. 20, 2009
I feel you. My mother decided to come into town and stay with me this week without asking. Now she wants to throw a party on Christmas eve for the whole family at MY house- which I have to pay for because she is broke. She already invited them without speaking to me first, so I can't say no. That also means I have to buy gifts for all those family members who are coming not only from me but from HER as well- because she's broke. I HAVE zero dollars myself because we just had to buy a new furnace, but I feel obligated to buy gifts now, so I'll have to use the credit card. Why can't the family just get together without all the gifts and things- just be together and enjoy each other?
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