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General_Misery

General_Misery

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If I’m thirsty I can just pull a lever and get safe, clean and cheap water.
If I’m hungry there’s plenty of various safe and nutritious food to chose from in the kitchen.
Our home gives me shelter from the weather, provides us with all we need.
If I get sick I have access to universal, state-of-the-art and almost free general and specialist healthcare.
My teeth get checked regularly via inexpensive and excellent dental care.
I can express my views freely without running any risc of being arrested or harassed.
Our children could go to school without having to train for possible shootings.
I can walk the streets without having to see people armed to the teeth courtesy of an archaic constitution.
We don’t risk to be bombed, shot at or our home destroyed.
We (and our children) had/have access to free tuition at universities and generous student loans and even some government funding.
We have an adequate justice system incl. a supreme court whose members are chosen based on legal merit and not for life and who base their decisions on legal discussion and not religion or politics.
We don’t run a risc getting anxoius about being able to put food on the table and never have been.

Etc, etc, etc.

So why do I sometimes moan and complain? 😑
 
Lady_Musketeer_GER

Lady_Musketeer_GER

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Precisely.
You couldn't have said it better.
Appreciation is deeply connected with a person's character and his or her ability to understand the worth, value or importance of something.
Modesty, compassion and gratitude often help putting things in perspective.
Thank you so much, General_Misery - you really made my day. 🙏
 
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General_Misery

General_Misery

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Thank you Lady M 🙂

I’ve posted something like this before but here goes…

”Money can’t buy you happiness” but I guess if you’re poor it certainly can to some extent; I guess I’m in the Comforts area i.e. not poor but not rich either - and I don’t crave riches (unless of course compared to everybody in the world):

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”Bring me a bucket” perhaps but e.g. having the luxury of sitting in the garden, watching the swallows do their aerial acrobatics and hearing the blackbirds singing and sipping some coffee makes me feel fulfilled and a happy bunny ☺️
 

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