Monday, November 21, 2011


A far more accurate account of the events of that fateful morning....
Baby bear goes downstairs, sits in his small chair at the table.
He looks into his small bowl. It is empty.
'Who's been eating my porridge?' he squeaks.
Daddy Bear arrives at the big table and sits in
his big chair. He looks into his big bowl and it
is also empty. 'Who's been eating my porridge?!?' he roars.
Mummy Bear puts her head through the serving
hatch from the kitchen and yells, 'For God's
sake, how many times do I have to go through
this with you idiots? It was Mummy Bear who got
up first. It was Mummy Bear who woke everyone in
the house. It was Mummy Bear who made the
coffee. It was Mummy Bear who unloaded the
dishwasher from last night and put everything
away. It was Mummy Bear who swept the floor in
the kitchen. It was Mummy Bear who went out in
the cold early morning air to fetch the
newspaper and croissants. It was Mummy Bear who set the damn table.
'It was Mummy Bear who walked the bloody dog,
cleaned the cat's litter tray, gave them their food, and refilled their water.
'And now that you've decided to drag your sorry
bear-arses downstairs and grace Mummy Bear with
your grumpy presence, listen carefully, because
I'm only going to say this once....


Kiddin aside Even Goldilocks and the Three Bears does not escape Philosophers.
What is the story supposed to teach?
Well we all know about trespassing .
We all know about theft.
But then there are other things to consider like being selfish, thinking about only herself.
She was also very particular trying to find things which were just perfect for herself, helping herself at someone elses' expense.
Everything had to be just right.
If we compare this story to todays' world, we could begin to understand what is wrong with our economy, with our justice system, with our politicians,

For example is it ok for one company to own everything?
Is it ok for the gas company to monopolize all gas business?

Is it ok for a small elite group to control the world?
and when confronted...... is it ok for this group to run away or ignore the problem as if it was none of their business?

Is it ok for CEO's to get huge bonuses for doing a shabby job or was their job to find a way to rob people legally? Would this then be illegal because it's entrapment?
Police could not get away with it so why do CEO's dealing in finance?

Children's books are great to teach children with but we all take them at face value as a nice story without teaching the morals and ethics behind them.
But once children grow up, philosophy brings the stories back, to bite them in the ass lol

Have a great Day!! :)


Sub-Radar-Mike said...

Gotta love alt versions of fairy tales.

A Lady's Life said...

Sub Radar - Ya
I used to love all these stories as a kid and then we got into philosophy

Mama Zen said...

Stop nagging Mama Bear! I love it!

A Lady's Life said...

mama zen
there's a limit lol

George said...

I like this version of Goldilocks. It has a ring of truth to it.

A Lady's Life said...

Thanks George lol

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi A Lady's Life .. mothers do have 'em don't they ... and you're so right we need many, many more unselfish, caring, helpful people in this world ... Have a good and happy Thanksgiving with family and friends .. cheers Hilary

A Lady's Life said...

Thanks Hilary You too :)

Diane said...

Interesting post! What do you think the poem 'Higgledy, piggledy, my black hen', is about? I've always wondered . . .

A Lady's Life said...

diane Laying eggs for gentlemen? lol
OMG I don't know if I want to go there lol
It was written when witches were believed in and poverty was a norm.
So laying 9-10 eggs for gentlemen instead of for the poor?
It might mean wealth derived from a black hen which is a witch.
Wealth derived from the poor.