I find it queer that people will say that it's sad when some teenager kills himself, or dies in a car crash, or lands in an accident. They speak of it like it's a great tragedy. Or that people who can't afford to go to the movies or pay for their second car are poor. They speak as if there're not things happening which are thousand times worse. Have they never heard of, say, Africa? South-America? China? India? People are STARVING there. Not just "I'm hungry" starving, but actual "I've not eaten in days, and I will die soon, for I have no food" starving. People are POOR there. Not the "I can't afford a new watch" poor, but "I don't own anything except this torn cloak I stole from a dead guy". People there suffer from real crimes, on a large scale. They don't get mugged- They get murdered and raped. They get their villages burnt down, their family mutilated for fun, their daughters raped in front of them and then killed. But, you may think, those're third world countries, and thus don't matter. Well, I say to you, A) You're a bad person, and B) These things also happen with us "civilised" people. Have you seen a homeless, starving person? There's quite a few of them in the US. Many of them need medical care, too. They lie there, in the street, hoping discarded newspapers will keep them warm for the night, and that nobody will stab them for them while they sleep. But, nah. That our computer isn't working is terrible. We complain that we got late to work because of traffic, and our boss yelled at us. Or that out birthday parties didn't go as we wished of them. Or maybe your spouse isn't all that interested in us. How terrible our lives are. We're petty, and should be ashamed of ourselves. Just by reading this, you're better off than ~80% of all humans on the planet.