Let us think of the millions below us, in the economic ladderA common problem in most families is that we are very jealous of some family member earning his or her livelihood in the USA or in Europe. We get into some discussion and ventilate some grievance or the other, against that person.
We also moan, "this is my fate". Wise elders, now in their late seventies or eighties, calm us down, pointing out to the millions who are so poor. We are in fact lucky to be where we are. They do not even have the bare essentials to survive.
When we compare our lives to those below us, that is itself a humbling experience. We also do note that God has been more kind to us, than what we think. In effect, we just need to get on with our lives in whatever ways we can.
After all, the elders have seen it all and are much wiser than each of us. Aren't they?