I was looking through a shelf of books, when someone walked up next to me. It was at that moment when I noticed miracle ride on the shelf. Now, I probably read miracle ride about 10 times, but, being that the rest of the books there were....um I don't want to say lashon harah so let's just say not the greatest....I figured it was my best bet. PD (princess denial) looked at me and said "oh, so you never read that book before". I replied that actually, I read it a few times but I figured I'd read it again. So she replied "oh, I didn't like that book." I was surprised that anyone could read this book without loving it, so I asked her why. "oh well, y'know. I mean, ok, this girl was sick, buy why do I need to read about it? I'm not sick."
Now, I'm kinda non-confrontationalist, so I walked away, and answered this idiot in my head.
What do you mean why do you need to read about it? Yes, you're not sick today, but that isn't a guarantee for tomorrow! And, when was the last time you woke up in the morning and said "thank you Hashem I can see. Thank you Hashem I have legs with which to get out of bed. Thank you Hashem my senses work. Thank you Hashem there is no disease wrecking havoc in my body!" No, it's just "why should I mess up my happy little existence by reading about situations that are less than perfect? Those kinds of things don't happen to people like me anyway....
I bet this is the same type of girl who wouldn't read Little Sheep's blog. If she doesn't want to read about people having cancer, I'm pretty sure reading about a girl being abused by her own brother would push her perfect little self off the deep end! But, this is the sad world we live in. People get cancer. People are abused. It happens. We have to be aware, not bury our heads in the sand. We have to thank Hashem for every day that passes disaster free, not take it as a given. And most importantly, we have to be aware of what's out there so we can be aware of what's NOT in our lives.
But no, this person would rather order another shipment of sand!