Rich

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So my day started with someone commenting on my 100 things list about how lucky I am that I know what I want in life (although I'm not sure how he got that idea).

It descended dramatically when I had to buy petrol this morning. The local Mobil was 115.9c/L, yet across the road it was 108.9c/L. The problem is, to get across to the other side of the road takes a good ten minutes as it requires getting through the same intersection twice against peak hour flow. After having to stop at the same set of lights three times I decided to bite the bullet, put $5 in at the Mobil and get more after work. I'm not sure which works better as a protest, not buying anything, or buying just enough to give them the message that I don't want to buy from them.

Then Marc sent this link round the staff list. You put your income in and it tells you where you rank in the grand scheme of things.

(big chunk of post removed, the thoughts had no socio-economic basis in reality)

I know damned well that I have it good in Australia. Every so often I have to convince myself that I do actually have friends, even though it doesn't feel like it sometimes. I probably have more money that most people I know. I know that complaining about the price of petrol between different petrol stations, and the ten minutes extra out of my life it takes to get a discount is among the shallowest things you can do.

I would simply like the ability to appreciate the good things and not get stressed out by trivialities.

3 Comments

Yvonne said:

The total perspective vortex, but for us a good one. Hmm. I paid $1.24P/ltr yesterday. Means nothing in the scheme of things.

April 15, 2005 8:36 AM

   

Aurelius said:

Since when does having no "basis in reality" exclude blog-content?
For many bloggers, reality is a planet as distant as Koozbane!

April 15, 2005 2:52 PM

   

Aurelius said:

And just so you know. In Brisbane, the price has just dipped below a dollar again. Or 95.5 if you shop at a certain chain of supermarkets.

April 15, 2005 2:53 PM

   

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