Yesterday I had the special privilege of taking my daughter out for her 15th birthday, just us. We shopped for spring break, stopped for smelling pleasures at Bath and Body Works, ate Chinese, and saw the Hunger Games.
The Hunger Games is haunting me, just like it did three years ago when I read the book. I love it and hate it at the same time. The violent nature is hard to swallow. But the real emotions conveyed in the story plot and through the characters are gripping.
I'm thinking about the power of it all, the obsession the youth have with the books and the movie. I just wish it would move more people into action. I hope it isn't just a form of entertainment. With all the reality shows on these days, people can easily slip in and out of people's lives.
What is it teaching us all? How are we going to change the injustice in the world. Are we going to sit idly by and accept the direction of oppression, the cycle of poverty, the helplessness of others - victims of greed and control?