The past few Sundays, I’ve taken to watching at least part of “CBS Sunday Morning” with Charles Osgood. I find its gentle pace and thoughtful stories calm me down before the Sunday political shows get my blood boiling again. This past Sunday was an exception. One of the stories that the “Sunday” producers thought was full of whimsy was anything but. It was a profile of Mark Fuller, who creates fountains. He has produced some pretty grand ones in his day, including one in Dubai which is particularly ostentatious. It shoots jets of water 500 feet in the air. I was supposed to be amazed by this. Instead a thought crossed my mind that nearly made me sick. Do children in Kenya who are life threateningly dehydrated know that we sit around and watch water shoot into the air purely for our amusement?
I won’t bother with a lecture here. I present two pictures and then I ask you if our global priorities are in the right place. You be the judge.
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