As I was walking, I saw employees of Albert Hein –> AH throwing away fresh flowers.. After my short inquiry, it seems that AH has a strict policy of throwing away leftovers.
It does makes you think about the whole situation. The reason of AH is simple, they have to maintain certain level of demand and supply. It is much more profitable for them to throw away then to give it away.
This is not just the case with AH, our whole system of society and economic is based on these principles. In one part of the world, millions of people are starving of hunger while in the other part of the world food for millions of people is thrown away, which could have saved those millions of people from dying.
The system stimulates us to behave in certain manner. There seems to be something fundamentally wrong with the systems. But how can we create a correct and just system if the creator in matter is wrong and unjust by nature? How can a creator create anything other than his own image?
There seems to be something physical, something genetically wrong with us human beings. We are programmed to create systems which are very helpful to a certain group but at the same time very harmful to greater whole.
We can solve the AH problem by giving the flowers to hospitals or elderly houses. That will not stop somebody else from doing something else somewhere else, which will be good for few but harmful to greater mass. We as human beings have this error or destructive side genetically build in us. We need to build these destructive systems for the survival of that destructive part in us. At the same time we don’t have any other way to build anything else then this destructive systems to our disposal.
Losing my hope for a better world!