I Think We Take Too Much For Granted

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    It's obscene how we live most of our lives totally oblivious to the pain, hunger and devastation in so much of the world. Even many of the poor in America have far more than they realize. No one needs three mansions...no one....not even a hollywood star or an athlete or tv...
    luvlymi luvlymi
    56-60, F
    Dec 17, 2011

    I've always loved to look up at the night sky,

    I love seeing the moon, and the stars illuminate the world around me. i don't love them for their beauty but for reminding me of how lucky i am. To me; the stars are a way of remind me how different things could have been, some of the slightest things we cherish today wouldn't...
    ImminentDomain ImminentDomain
    18-21, M
    1 Response Mar 24, 2014

    A Spoiled Generation

    Things I have taken for granted:Freedom,my health, my sight,my hearing, my speech,my taste, my nice home, my own bed, private bathroom, running water, hot water, electricity, dependable truck to drive, air condition in summer, heat in the cold, my dog, my family, my dear...
    Waymor Waymor
    51-55, M
    1 Response Apr 30, 2013

    I Think That I Used to Take...

    I think that I used to take too much for granted, but since I've gotten sick and lost so much I thank god and all my family and friends for the things that I do have today.
    keyna keyna
    36-40, F
    Jun 28, 2008

    Its not the amount of time you have spent

    together thats important. Whats important is HOW you spend that time.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 7, 2016

    We Take Things For Granted

    There are so many blessings we have recieved in life today,,, And we should be thankful for it,,, But instead we take it for granted,,, We don't thank God for those blessings,,, Like you passed a quiz yet at the end of the day you forget about it,,, you didn't thank the Lord for...
    firecrescent firecrescent
    Jun 28, 2008

    I Think We All Take Something For Granted

    I know i am extremely guilty for it .... We should all look in our hearts and  see what we take for granted .. and then try to fix it ... make over your soul  and cleanse it !!!  im really trying to count my blessings ... and cherish everything there is  in my...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 28, 2007

    Not We, I

    It is a personal thing to me that I feel that I take too much for granted and therefore cannot be in a position to judge others.  I have been presented with how it is to live in a African Orphanage or a Roma Village of cloth shacks- I have seen how little each of these...
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    1 Response Jul 7, 2008

    Life is short. We only get (or only remember

    getting) one. We owe it to ourselves (and if you believe in God to him too) to consider our existence and our positions with deep thought. Floating around aimlessly through life considering only the shallowest of things is a waste of air and resources. A smarter, better...
    OrangeApple85 OrangeApple85
    31-35, F
    May 15, 2014

    Outside Greeter

    For the past month and a half i've been working at Ultimate Halloween's warehouse in jacksonville. Temp work thru halloween obviously. Today I reported to one of their retail stores as instructed. My first task was to tape the nipples on the foam busts. There are actually four of...
    billypilgrim billypilgrim
    31-35, M
    Sep 17, 2007

    Western World Is Blase!

    I grew up in very, very poor 'Third World' countries. When I hear Western folk complain because they can't afford the latest electronic gadget or brand-label outfit it makes me really annoyed! Let them go to (for example) Bangladesh and experience life as a poor Bangladeshi for a...
    quiric quiric
    4 Responses Aug 5, 2008

    I Notice Particularly Among Young Teenagers

    who seem to have a yucky habit of coveting material items that they are spoilt and selfish and take everything in their lives for granted.  Now I'm not old (though I imagine I sound it in this post), or a religious person, but I think a good thing about religion is that it...
    tearaway tearaway
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Jul 26, 2008

    We All Do

    We take our friend and family for granted all the time. Sometimes you think that they are always there or they are a pain, but if they were gone you would be sad and miss them. I try to never take anything for granted because I've been through it way too many times and I want...
    SoMuchToSay SoMuchToSay
    36-40, M
    1 Response May 24, 2008

    Sites That Help

    I really love this website where you can click to give to different groups that are working with poverty, hunger, cancer, animal protection, litercy check it out  when you have time. click to give to the hungersite. from there you can click on other places.
    charlee17 charlee17
    51-55, F
    4 Responses Jan 18, 2009

    Eckhart Tolle

    i am watching a pbs broadcast on Eckhart tolle and it is excellent. the power of now. experience now.if you can try to listen to him. it is amazing.!put attention on the present moment. use mantra of : can i leave a space for this?be aligned with life which is"  now...
    charlee17 charlee17
    51-55, F
    5 Responses Mar 8, 2009

    But It's Hard to Keep It In Mind.

    It's easy to say "I think we take too much for granted". But it's really hard to try not to take things for granted. We just realise it all when we lose the ability to do something.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Dec 8, 2007

    There are many people,

    in the world, that take having children for granted. Some people work and work and still have no biological children. I have experience with fosters and step children, but it isn't the same.
    lifelifeishard lifelifeishard
    46-50, M
    Jan 18, 2015

    Being Grateful

    we all must see what we have around us and think how many dont . ive traveled alot and seen alot of poverty and done my best to help and it made me open my eyes in the reality in which some people live in .
    AnaRosa AnaRosa
    18-21, F
    Aug 15, 2008

    Arrogance Or Dolce Vita

    We owe and that's normal. Everthing is granted, our roof, our job, our beloved ones, our food, we don't cherish. All that makes me feel anxious. I was pretty selfless until I realized I was taken for granted. I think about that all very often, and even if my life has been hard...
    deleted deleted
    Dec 31, 2008

    It's Sad But True...

    I have taken (and sadly, still do take) a lot for granted. It purely depends where and to whom you are born, as to what resources and opportunities are available to you. When I was younger, I never really thought about how much I had and what I might be taking for granted. For...
    Damisela Damisela
    26-30, F
    2 Responses May 22, 2010

    From Ideals to Compromose

    With the exception of an undetermined number of people, I believe that we all have a compassionate heart. I know that I WANT TO HELP THOSE WHO ARE IN NEED. But somehow my own goals become an obsession as I progressed  in life, accumulating wealth (personal possessions) but...
    francis28340 francis28340
    61-65, M
    3 Responses Jun 16, 2008

    I feel like i spend little time with my parents

    and take them for granted and I hate that but I don't know how to do something about it I feel really bad and even cry when I think about it cause I spend a lot of time with my dad but not my mum and I'm a young carer for my mum but I don't know even what to say to her except I...
    13-15, F
    Dec 29, 2015

    I believe mankind is currently giving a big

    pass to radical Islam right now. The genocide going on in the Middle East against Christians is mind blowing. This by and large huge story is being ignored by humanity and the soulless media. There is a big problem with the religion of Islam. The radicals are taking it over...
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    2 Responses Apr 4, 2015
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