posted on Oct, 29 2011 @ 09:56 PM
reply to post by TheGrandWazoo
Happiness and material possesions (or even basic survival needs) do not go hand in hand. Also the concept of Karma has nothing to do with being bad in
one life, be reborn as a starving kid in Africa in the next.
Read the list of countries by suicide rate
on wikipedia. This is probably
the best indicator of which countries are the unhappiest in the world.
Not a single 3rd world country in the top 10. Africa doesn't make to the list until number 20. The top of the list is dominated by 2nd world countries
who want to have more. The next largest junk is 1st world countries who have it all but obviously that's not enough.
Having personally travelled to a number of the poorer nations in the world I can assure you that the kids that live in these countries are some of the
happiest kids in the world. You never know - maybe these kids were some fat obese white kid in a previous lifetime, did some good and got reincarnated
into a life where they would be happy still..... (however like I said karma doesn't work that way but hopefully you get my point).
As to children who are molested, or have abusive parents, I myself have had some things
happen to me when I was young which were completely out
of my control and which I won't get into here. But having faced up to them and overcome them has, I believe, made me a far better person than if I had
never faced them in the first place. I still have the scars (emotional that is) but maybe I'm lucky, for I personally don't feel am not the strongest
willed person I know. Don't get me wrong though, if I ever met the perpetrator again I would beat his mother f*%^$#^n head in with a crowbar til his
brains ran down the wall
right after I thanked him for helping me become the person I am today.
If you do believe in something higher, be you spiritual or religious or whatever then I see no reason why you wouldn't pick the circumstances of the
life you're going to be born into. Whether this is true or not I don't know but having a view point like this can often make some of life's lows more
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