Had an interesting conversation when having dinner tonight with one of my best friends and a friend of hers. Let's call her Mary for the sake of it. Bestie and I ordered burgers and Mary ordered a fruit crepe. As we eat & chat, Mary suddenly decides she doesn't want her fruit crepe and is craving a chocolate crepe instead. She tells us that her life philosophy is "To do whatever I want, when I want" as long as it makes her happy. So she pushes the fruit crepe aside, orders and eats her chocolate crepe. As she's eating, we're all still chatting about what our life philosophies are (which I've admittedly never thought about and really should consider deeply). Mary brings up the topic of poverty, that she wants to travel to impoverished places around the world and how it effects her to see homeless people barely surviving...
And as she goes on talking about poverty, I look at her fruit crepe still sitting on the table, completely uneaten, likely to be tossed in the trash. A complete and utter waste of perfectly good food. All because of her very spoiled child-like life philosophy of "do whatever I want, when I to. Nya nya nya." I watched to see what would become of that crepe, if maybe that part of her that she claimed to be the thing that would inspire her to travel the world and help those in need would surface and make her consider bagging the crepe and giving it to someone who needed it.
I even asked. "So what's gonna happen with that then?" She responded with a big, goofy grin, "It's gonna stay right there." And just like that, we left.
Funny how things work.
Then again... why didn't I do it myself?