“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
metmike: Everyone wants to be happy. Happiness is a frame of mind. We are capable of being happy under almost all scenario's if we make a habit out of focusing on things to be happy about.
Most poor people in the US today have it much better than Kings and Queens did 150 years ago.
Some of the richest people in the world back then, died of things like bacterial infections at a young age because there were no antibiotics.