Letter: ‘We are all slaves to money’

It is not just the future of Maple Ridge and western Canada, but of all municipalities, all of Canada, all of the countries on this earth.

Editor, The News:

Re:  2016 Was a Year of Sorrow (Letters, Jan. 13).

What a thought-provoking letter from Millennium Nathan Sands.

It is not just the future of Maple Ridge and western Canada, but of all municipalities, all of Canada, all of the countries on this earth.

God was supposed to be the ruler of this planet and instead it is governments.

I felt so many of the points Mr. Sands made really hit home.

I am at the end of the Baby-Boomers, but totally relate to the Millennials, Generation X, veterans and seniors, and, as I refer to them, the “Chicklets,” the children under 10 years old.

Christmas was a sad time for us, thinking of our lost loved ones – parents, brothers, sisters – and wondering what will life become for our nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, and grand-nephews, the elderly, homeless, and unhealthy.

It is all about ordinary people coming together to make changes.

Volunteer, donate, help family, friends, spread love, joy, smile at strangers, love one another, and spread peace.

We need to remember that the most precious thing that you give can anyone is your time.

The song by the band Verve always sticks in my mind, Bittersweet Symphony, where they sing: You’re a slave to money till you die.

I, too, hope that 2017 is a better year for Mr. Sands for everyone else I know.

Patricia Tochkin

Pitt Meadows

 

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