Taking things for granted

Two old friends happened to meet each other one day. One of them seemed depressed. His friend asked him why he was so sad. He said: ‘Three weeks ago, my uncle died and left me $40,000.’ ‘That’s wonderful,’ his friend said. ‘Yes,’ the man said, ‘but that’s not the end of it. Two weeks ago, a distant cousin died and left me $80,000’ ‘Wow! Said the friend. ‘And then last week,’ the man added, ‘my great-aunt passed away. I inherited a quarter of a million from her.’ By now his friend was really confused. ‘Then, why are you so miserable?’ He asked. The other man sighed. ‘This week, there’s been nothing.’
Now, you may think I’m being facetious, but it’s part of the human condition to get so used to unexpected blessings that eventually we also just take them for granted.

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