Being thankful without any humility is not couth. We should never look at a person in a demeaning manner and be thankful we are not them. Very few of us take the time to understand why an individual is where they are. We assume that it was their folly that brought them to their place in life. How stable are we? Would we react much different if we were violently shoved to the threshold of breaking? We are not immune to emotional trauma. We too are capable of breaking.
I have met people who wish they were me. This is a foolish thought. There is a difference between wanting to be a certain person, and wanting to be like them. I have taken on traits from others that I deemed worth copying. I have yet to meet a person that I wanted to trade places with. My jaded past helps remind me that we all have went through our own period of tribulations. I have no interest in adopting that. I’m content in living my life.
We should always be thankful, and be humble when we give thanks. As good as we have it, there will always be someone looking down at us, and under their breath, they too will be thankful they are not us. 🙂