Saturday, September 17, 2011

Complaints Only Heard in Wealthy Nations

There are places in the world where people are still dying from malaria; places where there is no clean water; places where children are starving and places where revolutions are in progress.

Only in wealthy nations do we hear people complain because cable is out for a little while; or because it takes the power company a couple of hours to get the lights back on after a storm, through which we sat safe and dry in houses with giant television screens, a land-line telephone and a cell phone in every pocket or purse.

The next time you decide to throw a fit because you find instructions printed in other languages as well as English -- think about it. A large segment of the world would be happy to change places with you.

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