The Have and Have Nots – The Did and Did Nots

The Have and Have Nots – The Did and Did Nots

The other day I was having a conversation with a friend.  At the time they were lamenting about their current financial situation just as we were passing some rather expensive beachfront homes.  They made a comment and used the term “have and have nots”, presuming that one class is suppressing the other class.

I was a bit taken aback by this line of conversation as I have always considered this friend to be a wise and no nonsense kind of person.  I left the statement go as I know sometimes when we are just letting off steam and thinking out loud, we let things fly that we really didn’t mean.  I turned the conversation to something else.

Later that night when I was alone I thought about that statement,  the “have and have nots”.  It’s certainly been used for political gain by the so called “haves” to work up those who consider themselves the “have nots”.  But as I thought about it and how my friend had gotten themselves into their financial situation, I knew and I really think they honestly knew, it had nothing to do with someone else taking what was theirs.

Then I thought it’s not the “have and have nots”. It’s the “did and did nots”. Continue reading