We all complain about our life, society and the world we live in once in a while but when put in a different perspective most of us are very very lucky in many many ways.

Yesterday, while flying on a business trip, I glanced out of the window and was bedazzled by the beautiful tufts of clouds spread across the heavenly blue sky. Suddenly I realized how lucky I am! A few centuries back men risked their lives to get a glimpse of the earth from a few hundred feet. Recall 18th century hot air balloons. A millenium ago people could barely dream of such an experience. Yet there I was, enjoying a meal and a drink, more than 20,000 feet above the ground, all for a day's wage or sometimes much less :-)

Modern medicine, climate control, democracy, dignity of labor, minimum wages, supermarkets, automobile, cozy homes, fast food, jeans, TV, telecommunications, air travel, PC, internet and the list goes on and on.

Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Genghis Khan and many many ultra powerful and resourceful people before us didn't live a life even remotely as rich as ours'. And probably the generations after us may not live too given the depletion of mineral resources (mainly petroleum and coal) and climate change.

So, either do something to change things for the better or shut the f*#! up and enjoy your stay on this planet!