The Smallest Minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities. - Ayn Rand
I think about it every single day. How did I come to live in a country where I don't have to worry about this year's meager crop dying, government soldiers coming to rape me and take my children away, getting my limbs hacked off in some pointless tribal war, dying of malaria, or living in some government-provided cement cube and hoping my toilet paper ration doesn't run out?
It makes me want to strive harder to be worthy of such a gracious life.
This is how I remain so irritatingly upbeat. Or maybe I'm not and I just look that way standing next to my husband.