There's nought as disappointing as folk.
I was reading a news report about a clever and industrious man and his family who after marriage and children in the pipeline, rented accomodation initially whilst he waited for the right property to go after. Many of us have been down that road, I'd guess. However, here in England we had this crazy house-price syndrome of uncontrolled greed take over, and a house of any type would merit a telephone number of pounds. Estate Agent employees became like mafia bosses taking over the dockers.
Now this clever man I mentioned worked in a wooded area where people kept animals and smallholdings. He was industrious and kind - the locals liked him and respected him. He worked from a small patch of land within these woods, the place had a peaceful and earthy ambience that would be attractive to anyone who is sensitive and appreciative of nature's beauty. The man's name is Daniel Brown, and like a certain Mr Daniel Boone was a complete individual, a 'one off'. As the housing prices became manic, he was pushed out of the market as his income was just too low to be able to pick and choose - but by having a choice little nugget of information come his way Mr Brown had an idea. Of how to elude the property trap and have a home for his wife and family.
Apparently, here in England, if someone builds a house openly, and the local council doesn't know about it due to it's being more or less out of sight, and the occupiers develops it and lives in it for more than four years, he or she can retain it, live in it, go on the council list for Rate paying and al the other relative costs one incurrs as a householder. Of course, this also incurrs the penalties of back-payments for Council Tax etc. which Mr Brown had kept aside from the business he was running from his well'built wooden home of character which was rather well sheltered by some very convenient trees and woods.
When Mr Brown approached the Council and gave them all the details, at first they couldn't see the trees for houses, and became very itate during the process of being soundly beaten by Mr Brown. But the four-year rule stands, and the Brown familyare now happily and legally ensconced.
The main point about all this though is what the gist of the story highlights, the reaction of people. Those who had become friends of the Browns were enraged that he had 'got away with it'. Others claimed that 'there's one law for them and one-------'.
The change from major to minor, from goodwill to all men turned to bitchiness and jelousy. And this is where the human being falls flat on it's phony face. It wants 'God' to embrace their silly and pathetic egos and vanities as the most important entities in the whole universe, yet they are riddled with corruption and childishness. It's all very sad, really.