Letter: Trash pickup, II

January 27, 2014 

Opinions are meant to strike a nerve, and that's exactly what they did. To the person complaining about the trash service not picking up all of their Christmas wrapping paper - why did you not recycle? Seriously, all of that paper you were trying to throw away, I'm glad they didn't trash it! I'm not one to complain, but this hurt my heart. So many of us take our simple luxuries for granted.

What would life be like if we had no trash collection? No police force? No access to health care? These are called first-world problems, in case you are unfamiliar with the Internet. You are incredibly fortunate compared to other countries around our small globe. Why not stand up and make your community better rather than quarrel about unnecessary things? Be aware of where your food comes from, be an advocate for education, care for each other. It's not about religion, it's about life. Can we all just respect ourselves and our differences and look to the betterment of our community? You are beautiful. Together, we are strong.

And it is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Try that on for size.

ARIEL GRAFF, Boise

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