Reality Check 8 June 2010life via Charade Default – Secret Library More fun, more free time, more $$ Join 15,000 others and get access to my library of free resources -workbooks, checklists, and ebooks that will help you get what you want, love what you have, and have time for all of it. Wonderful! Check your email for the library link + password and you can get started. There was an error submitting your subscription. Please try again. Email Address yes, please! Your email is super safe with us. Powered by ConvertKit 12 Comments Chrissy June 8th, 2010 totally agree w/this… it is sad that some don't even have the basics- ability to read is the utmost important thing to be able to do!. some definitely need to get their priorities in order. mind if i borrow this? i'd like to open a few eyes w/this. Reply Melanie June 9th, 2010 Shared, with credit. I love this. And it feels so very appropriate to me at this point in my life. I get so caught up in the little things sometimes. Stepping back and truly appreciating all that I'm blessed with is necessary to keep it all in perspective. Reply Luinae June 9th, 2010 Fantastic! Reply Mrs.Rotty June 9th, 2010 After my 'down in the dumps' kind of day, I needed this. i borrowed it and added it to my blog. Sometimes you do need a little perspective. Reply Euforilla June 9th, 2010 I had already seen this somewhere, but it's always so good to remind it.Thanks Reply rachel June 9th, 2010 This is great! Thankyou for posting, I'd come across the list but never seen it so beautifully presented! Reply Sherin June 9th, 2010 This is fantastic! Thank you fo posting this! Reply Anonymous June 9th, 2010 Half the world is not illiterate. Yes they cannot read English but that does not mean they are stupid. I think you need to research facts before you post them. Some people are happy with a simple life and don't need the fancy things of America. Save your liberal bias Reply Sarah Von Bargen June 9th, 2010 Anon, The entire point of these statistics is to remind those of us who live in first world countries that we are very, very lucky and that the things we consider problems (car payments, acne, college loan payment) are luxuries. This is not a commentary on the the way other people live or the validity of their lifestyles. I'm sure that very few people living in war torn countries or without shelter would actively choose that lifestyle. But I'm sure you already knew that, right? 🙂 Reply Erin June 9th, 2010 oof, this is good. Reply Chrissy (The New Me) June 9th, 2010 Anon, it seems you've completely missed the point of the poster. As Sarah said, the poster is asking us to recognize and appreciate the privileges we have. As for people being happy with the "simple life," I would hardly call things like a roof over your head, enough to eat, an education, and health for all people evidence of a "liberal bias." They're called basic human rights. Reply Anonymous June 30th, 2010 point taken — needed this today to get me out of my pity party . thank you (different anonymous than above 🙂 Reply Leave a comment Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.