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So you think your life sucks October 8, 2006

Posted by Al in : people,travel , trackback

Every now and then I get these moments of huge empathy, and reading this BBC article I really felt for Lui Xiao Yi and his family. I often have moments when I realise how lucky I am to be living in the house I live in, to have the job I have and to have a society around me that provides good wages, good health care, good standards of living, good shopping and all the modern comforts and conveniences. The you read a story like this and you realise that you are living in the top couple of percent of comfortable lifestyles ever, in the history of humanity. So next time you’re thinking you are skint, or cursing your job just remember that you could be earning 6p an hour working 10 hours a day in a factory, and you could be living in a tiny flat with no room to do anything other than eat and sleep.

Remember how lucky you are at least once a day.


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