Annibelys, thank you for sharing your story and reminding us to be grateful.
Nobody wants to be unhappy, even those who are poor and having nothing. No matter our circumstances, the majority of humans will look for the positive side and make the most with what they have.
But that doesn’t mean they deserve to suffer or that they should live a subpar quality of life. Just as we wouldn’t want a family member to suffer or experience a quality of life that we consider inhumane, we shouldn’t allow our human family to experience the same either.
That’s why I believe that all of us (but especially those of us in privileged societies) have a planetary social responsibility to uphold.
We should be asking ourselves “what’s enough?” and then striving to create lifestyles that minimize waste and live within that enough. We should be using our excess to give back in whatever way possible (as you’ve been doing with volunteering your ‘excess’ of time and experience).
Thank you for being you and sharing as you do.