No Whining On The Yacht


Dear Jack ~ today’s episode is brought to you by the “you have no right to whine because you have no idea how good you have it,” channel.

The medium worldwide household income is $9,733.  You may not know what that means yet but that tells me the rest of world wants what you have.  You no doubt will have days when things are tough, outcomes don’t seem fair and your problems seem insurmountable.  Let me assure you, the sun will rise tomorrow and you have royalty in your bloodline.

Your mother and I took the image above on a sunrise safari at at Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan, India in 2012.  It truly was a pivot point for me.  Spending time in a third world country is something everyone should do and, if possible, on a regular basis.  It has the unique ability of keeping one grounded both intellectuality and spirituality; at least it has for me.

What was so fascinating about India was how familial and pleasant the culture was.  These are people who have been destitute for centuries, many who have lived without power and/or running water, and up until a few years ago, had not seen a caucasian person.  We’re talking off the grid here.  Yet, despite all that, when they could easily feel under appreciated, undervalued, and neglected, they do not.  They are a happy people.  They smile from ear to ear and are just genuinely positive on life.

We learned a lot on that trip; more to come.  I call it the “Red Dot Principle” (Lord, please forgive me).  Eat well, be happy, enjoy life, love people.

1 Comment

  1. Debbie

    May 29, 2015 3:30 pm

    Nick keep this coming, I am learning along with Jack.

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