There is a walk I like to take, past a natural birdbath hewn in a stone face,

where querulous Musk Lorikeets and Rainbow Lorikeets argue over bathing rights.

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Lorikeets in Adelaide, South Australia. Copyright thecuriouscribbler 2015.

It makes me think of my son’s Economics notes:

“Economics is the study of scarcity. …

Resources are not few, but relative to wants they are scarce.”

If there is enough for everyone, why do we still argue?


    1 Response to "Bathing rights"

    • Dr Sze Wey Lee

      Reblogged this on Sze Wey's Kitchen Sink and commented:
      A thoughtful post from my friend which resonated with me this morning as I read it. It is not our needs that drive scarcity, it is our wants . . .

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