Allowed Zones…

IM000601 500It still amazes me how calmly our dogs accept double standards. Now, I understand how they can accept different standards between humans and dogs, but they also, very calmly, accepted different standards between dogs.

Sandy is a Chocolate lab, and somewhat big. Cody is some sort of terrier mix and just on the upper side of what would be considered a lap dog. Chloe is also some odd mix and is just a little bit smaller that Cody. Our two Chihuahua’s, Ellie and Frankie, are of course small. Sandy is not allowed on any furniture at all. The other four are allowed on the couches. Cody and Chloe, while allowed on any kid’s bed who gives them permission are very rarely allowed on our bed. Ellie and Frankie are not only allowed on our bed, but sleep there most nights. None of them seem to care about the reasons or the “unfairness” they simply accept it.

So much of humanity these days are obsessed with “equality” and “inequality” as if it’s some sort of horrible thing. Person A works hard and gets rich, but person B didn’t and is poor and somehow that’s unfair. Person C is beautiful and people like her at first glance. Person D is plain-looking and must work at getting people to even notice her. And this is seen as cruel to person D.

But just as we have legitimate reasons for our “allowed zones” (Big dogs do not belong on the furniture. Small dogs do.) God has legitimate reason for the inequality we see every day (beyond the obvious that if you work hard, you deserve the fruit of your labor). Personally, I’ve found less attractive women to generally have more pleasant personalities, and more of a focus on others, which is a plus in life. Some of the prettiest girls I remember from high school and college are now disappointed that the very thing they relied solely upon is now vanishing, leaving them struggling to find something to base their self-worth on.

We should really be more like dogs and accept what seems to be inequality outside our ability to “correct” and trust that there’s a good reason for it, and not whine about it.


“I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.”—Ecclesiastes 9:11