Stop complaining

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YOU'VE GOT IT MADE!

Did you know that nearly 1/2 of the world’s population (more than 3 billion people) live on less than $2.50 a day and more than 1.3 billion live in extreme poverty on less than $1.25 a day? I know there's a lot of us out there struggling right now with physical issues, mental disorders, relationship problems and maybe even money troubles... but if you’re reading this message on a smartphone or even a computer, then you are one of the lucky ones on earth! At this very moment, there are billions of people who would literally kill to be in your situation. People are walking marathons a day just to to be able to water and who really knows if its clean, uncontaminated, drinkable water. They would love to have your problems. We need to remember these people who live in dire situations and we need to do everything we can to help them before we complain that Starbucks got our drink order wrong.

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Watching this documentary of three friends who chose to live on $1 dollar a day for 56 days in Guatemala drastically changed my perspective when it comes to what I have. This actually inspired me to live more minimally and in a tiny home. Its people like these guys who help give us perspective with how the rest of the world is living.

Living and working in southern California, I find myself at times surrounded by very wealthy people. Heck, compared to the majority of the world population, I'm wealthy! My point is that most of us do not realize how good we actually have it. We tend to forget how amazing this world is and how lucky we are to be alive at this very given moment, yet we’re on our smart phones judging away at each other and complaining about first world problems that the majority of the world would love to have.

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SIGNS YOU’RE DOING WELL IN LIFE

  • You’re breathing

  • You have a roof over your head

  • You have clean water to drink

  • You have nutritious food to eat

  • You are wearing clothes

  • You care about others

So catch yourself the next time you complain or feel depressed about your problems or life. If we put all of our problems into a great big pile with others, I guarantee you’ll grab yours back. Think about how billions of other people are living on earth. Was it their fault for being born into such oppression? I feel that when we gain perspective of the world around us is when we realize how good we actually have it. So it’s time to stop complaining and start appreciating everything about your life. You have it far better than you realize.

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