I’ve got a lot of “first world problems” but not a lot of real problems.
What do I mean by that?
I mean that I live a really comfortable life. I make enough money to eat and live and have fun. I have a job, that although I feel over-educated for, pays me well enough for what it is that I do. I have health benefits. I have glasses, that help me see, because I have bad vision. I have a car, that gets me from point A to B without a problem. I have air conditioning, in this crazy summer heat. I have free time, to read, listen to music, watch movies and TV shows. I have people in my life, that care about me, and about the other stupid stuff that I care about.
Sometimes, I still feel really sorry for myself. There are things I feel like I am entitled to that I don’t have, and I feel sad about that. Entitlement. Its a “first world” problem. I mean if we all looked at our lives, I think we could to see that most of our problems stem from something completely ridiculous when seen in the light of what is going on all across the world.
I don’t want everyone to start feeling bad about the fact that things upset them, that in reality they should be thankful for. I just want to have a better perspective in my life and share that perspective with others. We are blessed. Even if we have relatively little compared to others in our society, its still more than most other people in most other places. We are blessed, and if we focused on our blessings instead of our problems, we would enjoy what we have more instead of pinning after what we don’t have.