Have you ever thought about how insignificant your problems are? While you are hurting for the money to buy a new phone or hairdryer, there is someone out there in the world struggling to keep their family from starvation.

It’s a heavy word that I don’t think a lot of people comprehend. Starving means your body can no longer function from lack of nutrients, like those in food. It means being so hungry you die.

Now think of the times you’ve said jokingly “I’m starving!”

It feels different now, doesn’t it?

In the grand scheme of life, there are very Very few things that you actually need. Clothes. Food. Water. Shelter.

Yeah, Jimmy Choo’s are great, beautiful shoes. But if you were fighting for survival, you would be thinking about whether you would get to eat today or not. Not about how much your shoes cost or how great they look.
It’s great to have a big house, nice and comfortable. But what if you had to dig through landfills to find sheets of plastic big enough to make a roof out of because the rain at night is cold enough to make you sick?
Or what about those days when it’s 30 degrees out and you can’t find your Uggs? What if it was 30 degrees out and you had no shoes, no coat, and no blanket?

The word Need is totally subjective. Relative. And I know that most people I know have never been in a situation like these -where shelter and food are scarce- including me. But it is important to understand how lucky, how privileged we are to not truly want for anything.

The moral of this story: the complaints you have are insignificant. And to realize why, you must become a connected member of the human race. An understanding, present individual that is aware of their role on the planet.

My newest revelation
E. Feather