I have to agree, when you quit putting all your effort into wanting and striving
for more, materialistic and monetary gains, and slow down and realize that what
you have is enough the happier you will be. I'm not saying that in this
country we shouldn't want a better education for ourselves and our
posterity, or to live in safe neighborhoods in descent housing. What I witness
everyday is families that both parents are working when only one needs to. You
don't need two cars, a boat, the best clothes, appliances, toys, etc.
Children need parents who are there for them. We need to be more appreciative
and grateful of what we have. Then we will find the joy the Tongan people
already experience. Instead of spending $300. on a game system take that money
and do a family mini vacation. Put it back for emergencies, donate it and your
service to a worthy charity in your area and volunteer so your children can
experience it with you. We need to reteach the philosophy of helping our
neighbors, and communities and quit being a selfish me, me, me society.
I know it was meant to sound like praise, but it came off a little