Petty peeves

The screen on my phone cracked the other day, and naturally I was a little irritated that that happened, especially since I’m not about to throw down a couple hundred dollars to fix it.
Yesterday in my global health class we were talking about some of the terrible, even primitive things going on in the world today, as we had learned about through various books we read (I brought up the point that if we have enough awareness on an issue to publish a book about it, shouldn’t we be able to do something to help?!), and some of the things mentioned were just appalling (think caste system still prevalent in India, shockingly underdeveloped communities, corrupt hospital systems, and so much more).
I can’t help but wonder how shockingly different my life would be if I had been born in one if those countries.. Very different, that’s for sure.
I can’t get over how ridiculously BLESSED I am.
I’m so lucky to HAVE a phone that I can break.
I have hot, running water accessible 24/7; reliable healthcare (more than most Americans can say haha); amazing friends/ family/ support; a high- quality education that I am able to afford without going into debt, and just the basics, like my hotel- like apartment and always having food to eat.
This isn’t to say that I don’t have struggles, and I am not immune to trials/ sadness, but I really feel like I have NO room to complain (especially right now in my life), especially about minor, “first- world problems”, and I am aware of how incredibly blessed I am😇



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