Life is not EASY unless you are RICH and live in a socialist country or RICH and live in a capitalist country or is it? Being RICH may be good if owning stuff make you happy, but it is temporary. You see even happiness is also transient. Here today and gone tomorrow.
Some people never leave their home town and others travel the world. Who is the better for it? You don't need to travel the world to find peace of mind or to enjoy living. If travelling the world is your gig then go. If you cannot afford it then have no regrets.
Being poor can allow you to appreciate what you have or create great suffering. One day it will all be GONE. The average Buddhist monk has one robe and a bowl for eating and they are some of the nicest and happiest people you will ever meet.
No one suffers more in this life than the RICH who lose everything or those who cling to life. Dying is the natural course of existence. Everything and everyone dies. Even this planet and the Sun will one day die. It is the nature of things.
To all my cyber friends don't get caught up in all the drama of life. We all come into life with nothing and go out with nothing. Don't ask me to show you the way as it is your path that you follow. I don't know if there is a GOD or Gods or nothing at all. We can walk along for a time, but in the end we go our separate ways and it is my belief that one day we will merge back into the oneness or nothingness that is all things. You see I am here, but I am not here. Neither are you.
I can no longer worry about wars or famine or other peoples suffering. As for the worlds economies as GAW says the K-Wave moves on. I cannot stop the unfolding of what will be. I try to live in the now and be in the now and then you will understand why I don't get all down and out about things when life doesn't go my way. What is the point?
One day in the future there will be no Euro and no US just as there is no USSR. Burma is now Myanmar and Peking is Bejing.
For my West Canadian friends Fort George is now Prince George.
In Australia Dumbletown is Beverly Hills (go figure)
For GAW do you remember Bytown changing to Ottawa?
Bombay to Mumbai
In Norway Oslo changed to Christiania then to Kristiania and back to Oslo again
Here's my favorite and never heard of it in the US
The city of Gay Head changed to Aquinnah, Massachusetts (Gee I wonder why?)
I was watching a film at the doctors office about the creation of the Earth. It took 4.5 billion years so say the scientists. Imagine how long that is and compare how long we live. Makes you feel kind of small doesn't it?
Want to believe that the world was created a mere 6000 years ago fine. That is still a long damn time.
So relax if just for today or just an hour. The markets will move up and down. Same thing with the price of gold and silver. Nothing is static. The Hive is also changing.
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