5.Problems are not always obvious from afar (You really have to live for a while in a society where no one has currency larger than a $1 bill to understand the importance of money via mobile phones.)
The quote above was my favourite secret because it is generally true and applies to more than just the aspect of money. People are constantly taking what they have forgranted. In Canada, most people are fortunate enough to have clean water, and a plentiful amount of food. In comparison to other countries such as South Africa who are lucky to have any clean water at all. Although people look over at those less fortunate countries and pity them, having commercials to make people feel bad and donate money; you really can never understand what it's like unless you've experienced it first hand. In comparison to the problems of those less fortunate, such as finding a full meal for their family for the day, our issues seem extremely insignificant. For example, some peoples biggest problem for their average day in a more fortunate country is not having internet for their computer. This shows the great differences between different continents and how much worse our lives could be. In more developed countries we should learn to be more appreciative of what we have and compare it to how terrible it could be.