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A Little Thought

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There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t feel immensely grateful for my life but sometimes I literally feel guilty about my own blessings, especially with all the mess that is going on in our world right now. I am surrounded by war zones where civilian homes and schools are targeted by airstrikes. What is worse, extreme poverty and famine are spreading in the region and despite all the remarkable achievements by NGOs, one in five people  still lives on less than $1.25 a day. Whenever I watch the news, I get sick of all the barbaric attacks and what really breaks my heart that all of their casualties are unarmed civilians. I am like who said that we are in the 21st century, it feels like we lost our way to civilization long time ago. 

A wise person told me once “if you decide not to be happy until all the sufferings are wiped out from the world, you will never be happy. There will always be happiness and sadness in our world and both are transient. So, seize the moment and be happy”

Do you ever feel guilty for being happy and creating a life you love when you know that so many other people out there are suffering?

xoxo

Oh, Canada

1 July 2016

Because of this country, I have achieved my level of success and have been able to thrive in the hardship of my life without falling victim to the phoniness and superficiality. I am who I am because of this country.

 Happy Canada Day emoji_1F341