Louis CK has a stand-up album called Hilarious that cause me to have an epiphany. If you haven’t seen it you should check it out.
He has a section in it called… “Everything’s Amazing & Nobody’s Happy”.
In it he talks about how we complain about everything, but how we never sit back and just realize how good we have things.
I mean think about it. We complain about flying, but really thinking about flying. You sit in a plane and go through the air at hundreds of miles an hour and you don’t even feel it unless there is some turbulence. You can go from New York to California in 5 hours. In the 1800’s that trip would have took you 3 months and you were likely not to show up in California with the same people you left New York with.
I think about my own life. I complain about my job a lot. I get mad because I don’t have a enough work to do and my boss ignores me sometime. Now let me give you some background. I have my own office, my boss doesn’t keep up with my vacation time, I get paid a decent salary, and I’m black.
Can you imagine me complaining to my great-great-great grandfather that was a slave?
Me: I’m tired of my job I don’t do anything.
GGG-grandfather: Son…You’re a b!tch. Do you want to switch places?
Your boss ignores you. I have freaking overseer!
You have an office. I stay in a shack with 20 people half the size of your office.
You get paid in money. I get paid in chitlins and rags for clothes.
You get vacation time…. Vacation! You lazy M.F. You don’t even work that much. I work! I plant enough food to feed Mississippi every day. Do you know how much a country ninja in Mississippi can eat?
You sicken me!
So good people at the cool table I implore you to sit back and really think about all the stuff we take for granted and really start to appreciate it.