I was not sure if I should have put this in another forum, since it is mostly directed at people who do not believe in God.
Yesterday I had a very tiring day. A lot of things at work went quite bad and also with my health things were not perfect which already had left me a little sad. The horrible naked advertisement everywhere made me nauseous.
I had to buy glue for my wife and I went to a small store where they sold it for 4 euros, and because the lady in front of me wanted so many explanations I missed my train.
Afterwards I went to a bigger store and found one for 2.70 euros and got mad at myself because of the difference I lost (I’m not exactly poor, but we struggle). As I was walking through it some young people were laughing loud and one old man (probably with a mental condition) replied to them with a weird phrase and they started laughing at him.
It kind of “hurt” me 2 seconds later when somebody from his family called him and he said on the cellphone that everything was fine.
Then I went outside to the train station but the next train was running late. I watched a young couple talking to each other near the recycling bin. The man had a pack of beers and the girlfriend (no rings) was drinking a coke zero from a can. The man just walked away and she dropped the empty can in the paper bin to which I replied in German “that is for the paper” to which she replied “What does it matter?”.
At first I was dumbstruck. I didn’t expect that “answer”. I went to look and it actually was one of those cans that if you leave it in a store you can get between 15 and 25 cents (of a euro). Was going to pick it up and put it in the right bin, but then it struck me again: "What does it matter?"
The train was 30 minutes late and I called my wife telling her I would be late for dinner.
As I was walking from the train station home it was pretty cold and I thought about a documentary I heard earlier about how people now simply don’t care about meaning and cited the almost 1billion views from PSY’s video, that people mostly do not understand since it is in Korean, as an example. I thought about how people in the US cite Germany as an example where the socialist state makes sure everybody has a roof and enough to live. I looked around me and most people were driving a car home or a bicycle. I walked…
The cold was hurting my hands. In the bicycle stand stood 6 bicycles completely destroyed due probably to vandalism. In the bushes so much trash… 300 meter away I saw one of those plastic bags that cost 20 cents in the store. I was so mad I had to pay last time I went to the store because I usually carry at least one bag around but had forgotten that day. First I thought about picking it up and then again: "What does it matter?"
Now I ask you, people who do not believe in God: "What does it matter?"
You are also welcome to suggest what I could have said to the young lady that would have made a change.