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How Big is Your Problem?

The famous Persian poet, Saadi, tells us that he never complained about his condition in life except once, when he was barefoot and had no money to buy shoes. Then he happened upon man without feet, and he thanked G-d for his bare feet and was content once again.

 

Life’s many little problems have a way of robbing us of our peace of mind. But when we really take the time to look at the ‘big picture,’ most of these problems don’t seem so significant.

 

The next time you are bothered by a problem you are having, try this little exercise: give it a number between 1 and 10—1 representing a very small problem, and 10 representing a massive problem. If you do this for a while, you’ll soon begin to see that most of life’s problems don’t get a very high number.

 

In relation to this i came across a poem though the poet is not known 

 

I cannot count my wealth in gold;

But what is gold to me?

I’ve legs for walking, hands for work,

I’ve eyes with which to see;

I’ve lots of gold in memories

Which money cannot buy;

There’s many a wealthy man today,

Who’s far poorer then I

 

 

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