Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Opus 2012-253, Ode to Old: Why the Discounts?

Getting older brings to mind a few questions.  One of the big ones for me:  Why do seniors get the discounts when we have the money? 

I have always wondered why I, an older, established adult at the top of my earning potential get a discount when a young father with three kids pays full price.  It doesn’t seem fair.  I will take whatever they will give me, but it doesn’t seem fair.

If I go to a fast food joint I can get a ten percent discount.  If I play golf I can get a reduced rate.  There are all kinds of preferences given to people just because they are older.  Age does not have a direct correlation to your ability or resources.  Since I lost weight, I am healthier than I was ten years ago.  I am certainly healthier than my wife and in many ways stronger than my children.  Yet I get the benefits.

I guess life doesn’t have to be fair.  Many things simply are what they are.

homo unius libri


  1. The reason that it doesn't make sense to you is that your income has mostly gone up in the "safe" field you work in. Three of the companies I used to work for closed either while, or shortly after I worked there. I'm now making less money than I was 30 years ago, so I'll take every discount I can get!

  2. You have a point. I am aware of the fact that I am lined up at the public trough and sucking up tax money. The recent surge in gas prices is an inconvenience to me but an emergency to others. I don't know if it has been covered back there but gas went up about 60 cents a gallon at a station I pass every day.

    I would guess you are also too busy trying to earn a living to play much golf.

    All I can say is I always vote "no" on tax increases for education. But, as you say, I will take every penny that they give me.

    Grace and peace.


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