Are we ever content with what we have?

Published by speak55 in the blog speak55's blog. Views: 48

It seems like every problem we have has to do with how much money we make, what we need to buy, how much we eat, what people think of us.
But do we ever stop and think of what we have? Are we really that much into ourselves that we don't realize what third world countries are going through? We say that the money we make is not enough, we get upset and angry when we have a house, water, and food. We don't realize that people in places like Africa have to drink unsanitary water from the river yet we argue because we had to get a Dr Thunder and it's not the same as a Dr Pepper, are we really that lame? Can't we just be thankful?
I will admit I am guilty of trying to eat less but when I really think about it why are we getting so angry about eating so much when people third world countries don't have food, or eat about a meal a day which consists of half a loaf of bread.
We say "my house is too small I want to have a bigger house" but really shouldn't we be thankful that we have a room, a kitchen and a bathroom? Others live in 1 room houses with 4 people and that one room is a living room and a kitchen. And that is if they even have houses others live on the streets.
Yet these people thank the Lord for their everyday, they have hope, hope for justice, hope for a better place. And unlike most of us they are truly happy if they get a new hand me down shirt.
But what most of all bothers me is that these people work for their everyday, they find many ways to make their living better and the last thing they think of is suicide yet people with a house, a family, and food think about it more than those people.

So is money the problem? Are we just raised differently?


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