Comments about ‘LDS World: Cyclone Ian and lessons from the people of Tonga’

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Published: Sunday, Jan. 26 2014 5:10 a.m. MST

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J-TX
Allen, TX

I know it was meant to sound like praise, but it came off a little condescending.

ocd4life
Tucson, AZ

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.

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