Be Happy For What You Have [Pic]

Submitted by: ScottSerious 7 years ago in Misc

Kind of makes you think about how good you got it right about now, doesn"t it?
There are 134 comments:
Male 55
i plea ignorance and I`m going to continue my life the way i wanna!!
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Female 155
How am i supposed to feel about this?
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Male 163
well then, I was right, I`M AWSOME!!
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Female 4,039
I don`t have any food in my fridge :(
the beer takes up all the room :)
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Female 351
I thought the last one was gonna end with that we are lucky enough to have internet to be able to read this.

Too bad the internet I use is not my own.
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Male 110
Meh
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Male 313
am i supposed to feel glad or ashamed? :/
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Female 470
This reminded me of the episode of House I watched earlier, where House made a snapping beat of the people in Africa dying of TB every 4 minutes.
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Female 106
gah this made me kinda massively sadface o.O
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Male 339
@kissmybim
I dunno about it. 3 billion people illiterate? That`s 1/2 assuming 6 billion people on the planet. And even in places like sub-saharan Africa literacy rates are ~30% and they don`t nearly have as many people as India (66%) and China (93%). Still there`s alot of illiterate people, but they probably counted young children as illiterate (not `adult` literacy rates).
Yes I bothered to look these up on the WHO website. Yes I am a nerd.

In any case, the point is appreciate what you have. So let`s all do that.
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Female 511
CreepyShanny: certian parts of you are very much NOT non-nice. Judging by your profile pic, that is. ;)
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Male 472
Who says that being literate makes you more fortunate? I can imagine a equally as fulfilling life with out reading.
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Female 152
yes we are non-nice individuals.
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Male 3,631
[SARCASM]That`s right! All the more reason to bash countries like America which have made this level of subsistence possible![/SARCASM]
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Male 439
is this accurate?
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Male 1,045
oldollie

seems like you have an extra "un" in that last word.

you`re forgiven.
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Male 15,832
Obama is out to change all of this. He`s going to make us all equally unfortunate.
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Male 3,755
Of course, I`m not comparing my struggles with the poor and diseased, but giving an example of what causes distress in life even after all other needs are met.
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Male 3,755
Maslow`s Heirarchy of Needs ensures that no one will ever be happy. Once one need is met, another arises.

Try living with the crushing pressure of making something of yourself before your aging parents die disappointed that their golden child never made anything of himself.

That almost felt good getting that out there.
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Male 276
so I am more fortunate,blessed, though not richier or wealthy. hm.....darn not havign any shirts anymore
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Male 4,793
so what? who cares? I didn`t choose to be born into a life where I don`t suffer, and I certainly was not put into a life where I can help those who do suffer. So whats the point?
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Female 199
one of the few info links I actually believe
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Female 2,695
generally things like this make people with depression feel worse, because it just makes them feel bad for FEELING BAD, even though it isn`t their fault they feel bad in the first place because it`s a chemical imbalance.. it`s not like people are unhappy because they choose to be, and when you tell them they`re being an ungrateful little pooe for it, it just makes it worse.
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Male 499
And those drating emos and gangsters think they live a rough life...
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Male 195
@astrogirl
Are you on a computer?
(hinthint)
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Female 3,001
@almightybob1
very good point :)
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Male 4,680
"I don`t like this picture because it implies that even though you`re getting beaten by your dad or having to prostitute yourself to afford college to be GRATEFUL because you`re LUCKIER THAN EVERYONE ELSE."
You typed that without having to fear for your life. You had access to uncensored internet, the money to buy a PC, electricity to run it, the education to operate it etc.

Better than 80% of the world.
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Male 4,680



And I`m going to send this to every emo I know.
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Male 958
Bullpoo 3 Billion people cant read, In this day and age where every place on earth has paper with something on it ppl cant read? There are 6-probly now 7-8.5 billion on this planet, thats pretty high number I say!!!
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Male 4,290
[quote]I don`t like this picture because it implies that even though you`re getting beaten by your dad or having to prostitute yourself to afford college to be GRATEFUL because you`re LUCKIER THAN EVERYONE ELSE.[/quote]

Not EVERYONE else, but luckier than a lot of people.
Being beaten by your dad sucks, but not living in a warzone where your life is in constant danger is pretty lucky.
Having to prostitute yourself for college tuition sucks, but the fact that college is even an option instead of prostituting just to survive is pretty lucky.
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Female 288
I don`t like this picture because it implies that even though you`re getting beaten by your dad or having to prostitute yourself to afford college to be GRATEFUL because you`re LUCKIER THAN EVERYONE ELSE.
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Male 707
Stupid pizzaroll is stupid
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Male 232
@Salted Eggs, That will never change. In order for that to change people have to take command of their own lives, and do every thing possible to move out of their poverty. If you live in a pooty ass country that has no food and no government assistance programs, or alot of disease and famine, then it is up to you to get out of it.
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Male 774
5Cats,

Doesn`t mean that way can`t change.
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Male 1,195
Yeah, suck it, world!
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Male 680
Ahh, how I love typography..
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Male 40,291
Some folks are rich, some are poor.
Been that way for... 20,000 years now.

I edited out my snarky reply, I must be getting mellow in my old age, lolz!
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Male 8
Swap `Food in your fridge` for `beer in your fridge` and this is profound :]
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Male 2,893
/Russia
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Male 2,893
thats because i don`t live in Africa/China.
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Female 121
Paddy215:
This message means whatever you take from it. It is up to you to interpret this in a helpful manner, either for yourself or others.

This could be a call to help the impoverished, the hungry, the homeless, the generally-less-fortunate, if you chose to take this information and use it that way.

Only your own ignorance holds you back. So you can sit there and laugh at the world behind your screen if you want, or you can get up and help. :P
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Male 1,678
Lmao at all the sadistic drats who feel better because of other peoples suffering, then think this makes them nice humble people haha
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Female 854
After reading this I went to get some cereal...I`m out of milk. So I guess I`m part of the other 25%. B-|
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Female 250
"tl;dr this poster proves nothing."

Yes it does. You can go live in poverty in the slums of some backwater nation then if it really means nothing.

Really, go do it. It sucks more then anything you can imagine. Then you realise that your one lucky SOB.
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Male 268
"I agree with lolboy the last ones bs I`m more fortunate because I can read english? Hardly"

Are you really that stupid, or were you trying to be funny?

It`s not only about reading English.
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Female 169
I agree with lolboy the last ones bs I`m more fortunate because I can read english? Hardly
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Male 274
If you are even alive to experience life as a human at all, you are one of the luckiest 6 billion lifeforms in the world and should stop f*cking complaining about being less fortunate than others.

Hey i know that others are having a much worse time than me but theres also people having a much better time than both of us as well. and before you assume anything its not like my life is without its fair share of problems and complications.

tl;dr this poster proves nothing.
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Female 80
This don`t make me feel lucky, this made me feel depressed that there is SO much suffering in the world.
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Male 1,043
kinjo lol :O
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Male 914
wow, seeing this was perfect timing...i was kinda feeling bad and depressed about myself and life today, but this really helped put things in perspective.

you`ve done a good thing today iab...

now, i feel good enough to go back to watching internet porn.
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Male 798
That last one is all kinds of loaded.
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Male 1,704
well course the last one (about reading) is gonna be true.. how many kids are there in the world that havent learned yet?
other than that, its an insightful I/G
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Male 226
When you publish a legitimate research paper, you don`t say: "Prove me wrong or it is right." NO, you have to prove that what you published was right and can substantiate any claims. That should be the case here.
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Male 23
i agree the infograph seems inaccurate
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Male 730
Refresque, not everyone who`s literate knows english...
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Male 277
TL;DR this infograph is wrong.
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Male 277
8% of the last recording of people (6,697,254,041) is 535,780,323 people that currently are as wealthy as said in the infograph. With an aprox. rate of poverty in NATO countries being at 10%-14% (Avg. 12%) and with a grand total of about 650,000,000 - 12%(78,000,000)
Gives you... 572,000,000. Which definately above that 8% of world population. Granted, there are errors in this, and there are more people without money in their bank account/pocket/wallet/whatever BUT there are also more than just NATO countries, and I didn`t add every NATO country, just several main ones.
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Male 40
What the fudge, refresque?
At least being able to read than an illiterate person is being fortunate, having more than a million people not being to read, but you can, is very fortunate.
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Male 1
This is totally inaccurate. World illiteracy is 19% of 6.7 billion: 1.3 billion, nowhere near 3 billion. We`re fortunate, but not that fortunate.

Source: http://tinyurl.com/y9mx6rl
Compiled from UNESCO data for Wikipedia
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Female 451
That didn`t cheer me up at all, that made me reallly sad for mankind. 75%? That`s drating terrible.
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Female 779
I guess I should appreciate things a lot more.
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Female 1,172
I am not in the top 8% of the world`s "wealthy people" in the world. W00t! lol
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Male 219
@Spartano3

wait, if that`s a statistic theeennn...[head explodes]
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Male 591
shock factor is shock factor. I still like to see sources and such. Because I can make up numbers too.

I know that a lot of people are illiterate, there are TONS of people that aren`t as fortunate, and so on and so forth, but still, spouting numbers without credible sources is just trying to scare people =/
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Male 5,194
Oh boy, more #$%&@! platitudes. I know, plaster it up on the wall at work or school so it will "inspire" everybody, right?
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Male 56
@Thdot
oh yeah, now that`s there only 1 BILLION people who cant read, i guess we`re all okay!
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Male 321
I like this... it puts things into perspective.
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Male 658
According to UNESCO, in the world today there are about 1 billion non-literate adults. Not three billion. I think all of these numbers are suspect.
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Male 233
But aren`t %70 of statistics fake?
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Female 646
That`s actually really effectual... I seriously feel really appreciative of my life now. I can`t believe that 8% figure... wow.
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Male 2,748
huh... didn`t realize the numbers were that high/low
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Male 120
and you know what? I`m glad I am able to read this, and all the other stuff.
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Male 25,417
i want proof!
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Female 1,401
i feel really bad now...
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Male 5,189
Ima have a much better night at work. Thanks IAB. :)
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Male 3,369
Has anyone noticed that none of the drooling mouth-breathers that didn`t like these stats offered no proof to counter them?
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Male 645
does it count if my bank account has $0.63?
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Male 1,548
I am seriously doubting the accuracy of this infographic, what tips me off is the last "fact". Its trying to make a point about literacy, but assumes you`re illiterate if you can`t read English.
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Male 226
Just like all IAB statistics, Unsubstantiated.
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Male 3,431
Sure, but money doesn`t equate to happiness and the wealthy are often depressed.
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Male 12
Oh,people can come up with statistics to prove anything,14% of people know that.
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Male 236
SUCKS FOR ALL OF THEM I am a racist!S
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Male 239
I know people who are in that top 8% but complain all the damn time.
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Female 94
I feel like I was just slapped.
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Female 39
Eesh.. Talk about eye-opening. x.x
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Male 787
Wow I don`t apply for many of those :[
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Male 8
i feel bad now... a little happy i guess that im so fortunate
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Male 312
"I`m pretty sure more than 3 billion people don`t read English."

This
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Male 619
patticakes - [quote]I agree with rainbowfarts.[/quote]

I love the internet. A place where someone can start a paragraph with this sentence and do so with a straight face.
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Female 1,963
Yeah, thanks for that. It always makes me feel great to be reminded that billions of people are suffering.

And no keith. Empathy is only for those of us with normal human emotions.
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Female 247
I`m pretty sure more than 3 billion people don`t read English.
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Male 1,765
Damn, davy, that is one beast of a PC. Dell rules.
But yeah, back on topic: I feel like a total dick now.
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Male 526
well now I feel like a non-nice individual for whining all the time.

BTW, I actually talk like that, it`s not another censor-fail
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Female 9,557
This just made my friday a little less happy.
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Female 1,798
@ keith2:

shut up. I would LOVE to see you try to survive a year in Darfur or another extremely impoverished country, then come back and say that. maybe you`d be a little more thankful the next time you stuff your face while sitting in your air conditioning and comfy chair.
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Male 2,591
so, i`m supposed to feel sorry or something?
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Male 1,378
baw; smokes moar;
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Female 467
wel they dont no any different
so their loss
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Male 975
Now compare what you have to other Americans and not impoverished countries. All of a sudden you may be looking pretty poor. So while you may have more money than an African bushman, you might not be able to pay rent next month so what good is that?
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Male 698
i agree
but the last part means only readers of English
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Male 4,867
damn, deep shiit
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2,767
`a place to sleep isn`t really that hard, I mean the freakin` SIDEWALK can work for that... I think they meant a BED to sleep in...`

its if YOU HAVE a place to sleep...meaning a place to call your own and have some owner ship of.
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Female 465
I agree with rainbowfarts. It sounds good on the surface, but when you think about it a little, it`s totally specious.
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Male 928
It`s too bad that these are highly unpersuasive statistics, because there are better statistics that give the same impression. ~10 million children die each year of easily preventable causes, for instance.
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Male 784
@ npdarren
How do you quantify Ass?
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Male 558
a place to sleep isn`t really that hard, I mean the freakin` SIDEWALK can work for that... I think they meant a BED to sleep in...
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Male 1,929
I RULE. next post please...
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Male 373
3 billion cannot read?
is that really accurate>
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Female 798
I`ve never thought you should place everyone on the same level and compare using the same standards. In 1st world countries having someplace to live and whatnot does not mean wealthy. Comparison is lame.
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Male 601
More health than illness? How do you quantify that?
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Male 4,807
That totally made my day!
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Male 383
@SarahofBorg
Better than no roof? :/
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Male 391
Education and a home ARE things you should be thankful for, but they do not equal happiness.
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Male 670
Oh, that last sentence really packs a punch.
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Male 12,138
[quote][email protected] last part, basically saying that English>any other language[/quote]
I think the point was more literacy>illiteracy.
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Male 362
define more healthy than sick
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Female 65
People in the projects live better then some kings and queens have. And I think what some folks are trying to say is each mans pain is his own. However I would like to send a whole lot of princess` and teenagers to third world countries so they can learn not to suck so much...
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Male 92
@ShadowRyder, Yes, but so do the people who are in one any of the categories above, plus the things from this list.
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Male 1,625
Oh man, This would be great to hand out to the people who bitch and moan at drive thrus and resturants.
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Female 3,562
Like any of those things have anything to do with happiness. And does a roof over your head count if that roof is very leaky?
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Male 85
This is why we need a revolution.
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Male 185
Don`t have to worry about water or oil too, which is a plus.
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Male 199
[email protected] last part, basically saying that English>any other language
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Male 12,138
Well, that just gave me a massive guilt trip as I type this out on my brand new Dell Precision M6500 laptop with Quad-core Intel i7 processors, 32GB RAM, 1TB Hard Disk, NVIDIA QuadroFX 3800 Graphics Card pulling 4.6 Gigs, Windows 7 Ultimate. Way to bum a guy out...
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Female 1,515
Bleh I hate these things. Just make me feel bad for not REALLY caring. And by that I mean, I feel sad that people don`t have enough food etc, but when I think about it, am I really gonna do something about it? I`ll probably forget about it when I click another link...shame on me.
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Male 1,184
Actually, it makes me feel terrible for the other people.
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Male 2,034
Cultural relativism FTL.
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Male 2,125
Everyone has their own problems to deal with. Just because we don`t have illness, lack of money, or are illiterate doesn`t mean we don`t have our own things that make us miserable.
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Male 583
f*ck people
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Male 25
Wow.
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Male 2,688
*feels better about himself, yet strangely awry that his good feelings came from a post on IAB*
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Male 594
Powerful message.

Just not so sure about the numbers.

But powerful, nonetheless.
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Male 15,510
Dont worry




Be happy
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Male 5,314
Link: Be Happy For What You Have [Pic] [Rate Link] - Kind of makes you think about how good you got it right about now, doesn`t it?
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