Today, I overheard a conversation between two friends. The speaker is not from our country originally, and her family is still 'back there'. Her nephew was diagnosed with rheumatic heart disease. The next step is taking him to a hospital, something the family is struggling with. The father works, but the mother's job is still shut down due to covid.
I listened to her talking to her friend across the aisle, about how she could send some money, but it's a bad time for her as well, with the holidays coming and two kids of her own, and she already is sending money to her parents... She finished up, "I really hope we get overtime."
I guess what will always astound me is the differences in wealth. Something that we consider a small amount is lifechanging in a third world country.
Made anything that I had to complain about seem very trivial.