Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Entitled, Wealthy, and Blessed

I have many thoughts going through my head. After three years of blogging I understand that it is easiest to talk about my problems. When I talk about my successes, I typically only see it as progress towards bigger things, and I feel as though I am bragging. If one person tells you you are wealthy or feeling entitled and 50 are silent, the one stands out. When I talk about other people, regardless of what I say I am afraid it will be taken negatively and I will ruin a relationship because the communication was not thorough. It really is unfortunate, because I have quite the number of amazing friends.

80% of the world lives on less than $10 a day. To the best of my knowledge, $10 buys about the same stuff wherever you live. The price of rice and oil only vary a small percentage around the world. In Pakistan in the summer of 2009 gasoline was actually the same price as in the United States.

I have so much. I have so much! My gifts are superfluous! I feel so guilty when I conceive of wanting anything more. When I say anything, I really mean everything from my next meal to the next project at work to another relationship.

I went to Costa Rica with a friend who told me, "I never want to have any money." Five years later I still think of that. He is selfless, and I... I have problems.

I leave you with a question, which you are welcome to answer, is it better to know your problems or not know your problems?

1 comment:

  1. Definitely better to know your problems - then you can address and embrace them!

    If you know what you're working with, you'll have a better idea of who you are AND who others think you are. Ignorance is not bliss.


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