It’s been awhile since I’ve read the Hunger Games though I’ve just recently watched the Mockingjay part 2. Watching it right in the midst of the Christmas season, I can’t help but think of how close we come to the Capitol during the Christmas season.
In the Capitol there’s an abundance of rich, delicous tasting and ornately decorated food, just like what we aim for during Christmas and other holidays. There’s so much food that people take a drink to make themselves throw up, while we don’t have this many people probably wish they did as they pack on unwanted pounds during the Christmas season.
People are so obsessed with fashion in the Capitol that their outfits and makeup appear outlandish. While maybe our normal fashion isn’t to that point, the fact that we spend hours or weeks searching for the ugliest Christmas sweater to wear for a couple hours is pretty similar. We also don’t hesitate to drop tons of money on dresses which are only culturally acceptable to wear once.
Christmas Cards and Wrapping Paper
While we may not all be buying this Swarovski hand made wrapping, most people spend a substantial amount of money on gift wrap and cards which are ornately designed but are meant to be looked at and thrown away immediately, or at best recycled.
When a large portion of the world’s population can’t afford safe or reliable lighting, it seems strange that we spend so much time and money on ornamental lighting.