Wednesday, January 25, 2012
I've seen beautiful estates, with lush landscapes. They show pride of ownership. They show a distinction and an honor for "home."
There are those of humble means who have a sense of pride for where they live. They do their work each day, to keep things clean and neat. (Even Ma Ingalls swept the dirt floor of the soddy house.)
I don't understand why society encourages people, in this day, to be casual with their chores. They encourage them to have messy, "lived-in" homes, and laugh at piles of dishes. Unless there is illness of the caretakers in that residence, it shows they don't care about their home.
If we really cared about our homes, we would make sure we did our laundry and our sweeping and our dusting and our washing. We would do our dishes and clean our kitchen counters.
I wonder if this has to do with the abundance in American culture. When we are overwhelmed with "too much," we tend to do "too little." If we have too many distractions, or too many possessions, it can be crippling. The abundance must be dealt with, so that we can focus on the problem, and then the solution.
Remembering- Manners Learned at the Finishing School.
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