03 August 2011

Perspective

So, you think your life is crap, huh?  Hate all those rich bastards who have it so much better than you?

Well, let's just take another look at what "rich" means by the standards of history and, indeed, much of the rest of the world today.

As he dried off, he realized this liquid had restored him to life again.
And his was a rare privilege in a world where gazillions of people did not have what he had.

“I am a rich man,” he said to himself, as he drank another glass of water.

And then he dressed, and drove to the nearby market, where he could have anything he wanted to eat twenty four hours a day, every day of the year.

After he ate his dinner, he undressed, went to bed between clean white sheets, in a warm, dry place - holding hands with a woman he dearly loved and who dearly loved him.
He slept the deep sleep of the tired-but-contented.
He was still there in the morning when he awoke.
Alive.
And still rich.
RTWT.  Folks, there are always going to be people who have more than you.  Don't envy them--learn from their example how to gain, keep and multiply wealth.  There will always be those who have less than you.  Don't patronize them--show them how to improve their circumstances.

Just remember...we're all "rich" in the eyes of someone.  Even if you're homeless and jobless, if you live in the USA, you aren't doing that bad.  Trust me, I know.

(HT iOTW)

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