Quote Originally Posted by AReality
Yes, that's the point. I can live happier knowing that there are people out there who are worse off than me. If everyone else is just as fortunate as me, then I'll have to reconsider my position; am I really that "fortunate" to be on same level as everyone else?

& of course, those earning golden peanuts will be laughing at me too... I can live with that...
Hmmm... but that is a different thinking altogether. No, I don't live happier knowing that there are people are less fortunate than I am. The world is unbalanced as it is and once you start doing comparisons, for better or for worse, negative thoughts tend to creep in. I am glad because I am grateful and accept who I am and what I have.