You Live In North America? Quit Complaining, Life Could Be Worse

Posted: July 28, 2013 in LIFE
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By Jason Sutcliffe

One of the things I find most frustrating about today’s society, North Americans in particular is how quick we are to complain. Nothing seems to be good enough for us.

People will ask me, how are you? And my reply is always the same; I am always good! I then get this really weird look and they say, always? Yeah, always!

What these people fail to realize is that they are also always good. Even if they have had a shitty day it is all a matter of perspective. I try and think of it this way. I have had plenty of days that were less than great, but the worst day in my life is probably the best day in someone else’s.

Do you have a job? Are your bills paid? Are you going to eat tonight? Do you have a bed to sleep in and a pillow to rest your head on? And if the answer to any of these questions is no, I ask, do you have the ability to change that? Yeah, most likely, it is just a matter of you taking the steps to change it.

There are people in the world who are living in filth and despair, people who have lost both their parents and live in a place where there are no social programs to help them so they are forced to make it on their own, with the oldest sibling raising the family on scraps. Places where if you were born a woman you don’t even have the right to an education something we in North America take for granted. Places where as young men you are forced to go into the army and are sent off to war, or where you are given job but it pays you only $5 a month

Some people have the nerve to complain about life while they are in line at the store with a cold pop, waiting to buy a pack of smokes, go jump back in their air conditioned car, drive back to their apartment where they have a steak marinating for dinner, and a couple of movies they want to watch while they are curled up on their couch. To those people I say you are better than good..

We are always good because we were born or ended up in North America with all the opportunity we could ever want. Even the homeless begging on the street are getting more money in a week then some people are making in a year.

If you are complaining about life while you have hundreds of dollars of food in your fridge, closets full of clothes, multiple TV’s, a house with multiple rooms that you may or may not own, a car in your driveway, a bank account with some money in it and more than a couple of people who care about you. Then you should feel ashamed in yourself that you even have the audacity to complain or feel anything but privileged and blessed to be born in a country where you are granted this sort of life and opportunity.

Lets just be thankful that we are healthy and are living in a beautiful country where bombs are not going off all around us, where we have the right to have an opinion we can scream at the top of our lungs if we choose, where our wives, sisters and daughters have the same rights as men. We have been born in a country where we have the ability to be anything we want. Let just be happy and thankful!


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