First World Problems: Aren’t You Grateful?

We have won the global lottery, haven’t you heard?

If you’re reading this and currently reside in the Western part of the world (wherever that encompasses today), you live on much more than $2 per day. Chances are your standard of living is within the top 10% of the world.

Constantly we are reminded of our fortune. Whether through statistics, heartbreaking images, or trips abroad. The guilt is there.

And while this is needed – a reality check so to speak – areas of the Western world have steadily become impoverished in other ways that weren’t so visible before.

Across North America and Europe, the great majority will have their basic physical necessities met today. To be clothed, sheltered, and fed is the least of our worry.
So why aren’t we content with our lives?

We have the supreme comforts in our everyday life and extra luxuries – 3,000 square foot homes, flat screen TVs, designer clothes, extravagant vacations – the list goes on. But when it comes down to it, this is simply just a facade for what we really crave.

The physical needs are more than met, however, the phycological needs are being pushed to way side; pushed by convenient distractions that are short term.

You see, while the Western society continues to dignify a person based on their accumulation of wealth, we lose focus on what actually fulfills us.

As of recent, our being depends on what we have rather than what we are.

As dire as these points sounds, this individualistic approach has continued to take swipes at our social well being.

We would love to hear from you! What is your opinion on your countries current social atmosphere?

Thank you for reading!

One thought on “First World Problems: Aren’t You Grateful?

  1. I live in a country where medical care is free for everyone, there is plenty of affordable public transportation, education is available to everyone, there is plenty of food of the highest quality and yet most people are constantly dissatisfied with life. My wife comes from a third world country where most people smile in the face of hardships…

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