Isn’t it interesting what we find to complain about here in the western world?
That we do not have enough space for all of our stuff.
That we do not have the latest gadgets or a newer car or the latest fashions.
There are truly First World Problems. FWP.
I have read that over half of the world’s population have not even used a telephone.
And we complain about not having the newest cell phone on the market.
Tens of millions of people live on 2 dollars per day. The average household income in North America is about 50,000$ and people are more in debt than ever.
Let’s face it, we are phonies. We have sold our souls. We have become prisoners.
We seem to care more about stuff than each other. We don’t even phone each other anymore to actually talk. It is just email and text messaging.
Is there anything that can be done to change this. I certainly hope so but I am not overly optimistic.
If you feel trapped and despondent over this maybe it is time to try and make some changes.
Maybe living something of a more simple, minimalist lifestyle could allow you some solace, some freedom.
Minimalist living does not mean getting rid of everything. It just means deciding for yourself what is important and eliminating everything else.
If your collection of small elephant figurines means something to you, keep it.
When you see some ad for the latest gadget you take it for what it is: Marketing tricks designed to pry your hard earned money from your bank account.
We need to start making our own decisions about how we live our lives.
We need to stop being sheep following the herd.
It may not be easy at times but you can do it. Start small. Maybe you just get rid of a few items that serve no purpose.
Perhaps you take a look at your household budget and make the decision on how you will spend your money.
It does not need to happen overnight and it can take any form it needs to for you.
Our First World Problems need to be put in perspective. They are made up problems really. Created by marketers to make us unsatisfied with our lives.