A bridge collapses in Minnesota and the families affected get $38 Million split between them in a “compromise” so that they won’t sue the State. That means that these families will be getting about $400,000 each for the “tragedy,” in which 13 people were killed and another 145 injured. The families are happy, as are the attorneys involved.
It is interesting how, in America, money is thought to make all of our dreams come true. It is portrayed by the media that money truely can buy happiness and make up for things that you have lost.
Mean while, 47 people die, 44 of whom were children, as a bus goes into a canal in India. I wonder how much money the Indian government is going to give to the families to avoid potential law sutes for this actual tragedy. Nearly 100,000 people die annually in bus accidents in India, so maybe they’re used to it and it’s not a tragedy to them?
What makes us so screwed up? When did greed so infect this country that we always have to find someone to point the finger at, and then go after that person, taking their cloak as well as their coat?
In the Bible, we read that “the love of money is the root of all evil…“(1 Tim. 6:10). Often we misquote that verse and say that money is the root of all evil. But there is a very big difference in money and the love of money. Money is needed to live in today’s world. But do you need to love money in order to live in today’s world?
Maybe I’m just too practical. Accidents happen, that’s why their called accidents. But for now, I’m going to go looking for the weakest bridge in the Salt Lake Valley so that I can cash in when it goes.