Jani, from San Francisco, weighs in on this week’s question.
“I have a lot of favorite holiday Christmas traditions. [W]e somehow got in the habit of trying to find It’s a Wonderful Life, the film with Jimmy Stewart, for Christmas. Sometimes we’ve actually been able to go to a real cinema and see it. Then one year my son gave us a copy, a dvd, so now we don’t even have to try and go find it in the cinema, we can just go down and watch it at home. But the other one is Christmas stockings. We’ve always had Christmas stockings in our home and every year we say, ‘Next year I’m gonna plan ahead and plan little tiny gifts all year long.’ And do I do that? No. So every year for Christmas I’m frantically running around trying to find little gifts for everybody to make Christmas stockings. So those are two of my favorite Christmas traditions.”
Thanks to Hoolay, also, for sharing thoughts on last week’s question about hunger in your community:
“I would like respond that I just now heard on the radio: What do you think should be done about people in your community going hungry? Stop thinking about isolated from everything else in the culture, society, civilization. Stop trying to solve the hunger problem without thinking about how it fits into the entire complex system. The complex ecosystem of the civilization, culture, society. Because if you don’t start thinking about it in the entire systemic way, you’re never gonna get anywhere.”