Sunday, November 30, 2008

Did you ever think about this?




Are you still complaining?


Observe around you and be thankful for all that you have in this transitory lifetime...

We are fortunate, we have much more than what we need to be content. Let's try not to feed this endless cycle of consumerism and immorality in which this "modern and advanced" society forgets and ignores the other two thirds of our brothers and sisters.

Let us complain less and give more!

Posted by Tiina Mustakangas, Source: Anonymous email


17 comments:

Tanja said...

Those who have food should be thankful to have it, because some people don't, and they starve. Often we are fussy, and we don't appreciate our food, but we really should! It's very upsetting that our world is so unfare.

Tanja said...

At least in Finnland we can have a proper education and the comprehension school is free to everyone. We have good possibilities to study and have a good job. Situation is very different in many countries. Some countries you don't have a job or any education and peoples life is very difficult. They live in poverty while we go to school and whine about it..

Tanja said...

Most of our parents are very caring and they ask questions about our day and how things are going, sometimes it exasperates us. Our parents take care of us and they are always there when we need them ( or should be at least..) But some children don't have parents at all.. That's very sad, and that's why I'm grateful that I have my parents.

Tanja said...

We always want new clothes, shoes, bags and things like that. We want some expensive items that we won't ever need. Some people don't have proper clothes or shoes and they are really grateful for every little thing they get from someone. We could be a little bit more unassuming and stop wasting our money on things we won't need.

Tanja said...

children like to play with toys and want to show them to their friends also, and they always want new and different kind of toys. In the old days, people didn't have fine toys when nowadays there is all kinds of things that are meant to entertain children. But then there are those children who live in poor countries and poor families and they may not have toys at all, they have to play in nature and make their own toys, and still they won't complain. Not fair..?

Tanja said...

If you don't want to go to a sleep because you think your bed isn't enough good or you think it's ugly or something, look at that picture where some very skinny man sleeps on ground and there's a text that says " Aren't thankful for a bed to sleep in? They'd wish not to wake up!" I could not complain about my bed, cause some people don't have a bed to sleep in or any shelter around them..

Tanja said...

We really are complainig about little things and being fussy about things, like what we wear, what we eat, how do we look like etc. We aren't happy if we don't get what we want and we can be very selfish. We don't consider that there are lots of other people in the world and that some of them are in very bad condition and live life that we wouldn't even call that name. Still, those people in poverty are smiling and trying to cope somehow. We should smile too, and shouldn't let little things ruin our lives..

Suvi and Tiina said...

We don`t always remember how much we have everything until we see as shocking pictures as these. Pictures are very affective and made us think life in developing countries. Pictures made us also very thankful of what we got.

Arto ja Mikko said...

Should we feel sorry for them while we are eating? or playing games?

They try to make us feel bad so we would give money to them. lol

And I think that poor people in africa want not to die as it states in last picture period.

Alina and Jenni said...

Those pictures are horrible and partly true but they are really aggravate. We all should decrease transmission and be grateful about what we have.

Niko, Mikko said...

We don't appreciate our everyday needs. But in Africa they don't even have food and clean water!

Niko, Mikko said...

In Finland we should appreciate school more but we got tired of school because we have to attend it about ten years before we gratuade. In Africa the school is new thing all the time because everyone can't get to school.

Antti said...

When you look at the pictures you can see the difference. You don't necessarily know how bad life in Africa is. You can see how much people of Africa needs help.

Essi T said...

Here in Finland people complains about everything (school, food). I think it is terrible that in developing countrys there is no clean water, or proper educationsystem for kids. We should all help those countrys, so they could have even part of this "happiness" what we have here in Finland!

Antti said...

Can you live in Africa? Middle of nothing. If you want go yo school you have to walk maybe ten kilometers. You don't have big supermarket in couple kilometers of you. You don't get shower, you don't have toilet. You don't have nothing in middle of nothing. Can you?

Niko, Mikko said...

Why always in news they show the bad side of African life? We are sure that they enjoy many things of their lifes! We think that they don't need the nikes or expensive brands. Its enough to them that they have necessarily clothes.

Antti said...

In Africa life it so nice. This pictures prove it. In Finland we have everything we need and much more. You have to be thankful that you have what you need.