I just have a question for people. I try to be grateful for everything I have but day to day life does get in the way. I often hear sayings like 'If you can read you are far better off than most people in the world' or 'If your meal is burnt think of all the people who are starving'.
Here is my problem with those quotes. I feel tremendously guilt feeling better at the price of other people's misery. Why can't everyone have enough to eat and if my meal burns I just don't see it as a big deal.
Why can't everyone in the world know how to read? I don't want to be grateful because there are illetarate people out there. Not to mention that nowaday even reputable news papers print some pretty racy articles so even the ability to read can be twisted into sin.
Do people understand the point I am trying to make? Does anyone else feel that way?