Spending some time away allowed me to reflect on the privilege we have here in America. A lot of us have the privilege of a great standard of living, job opportunities, reliable infrastructure, education, food, clean water, housing, and peace. This is a generalization and I recognize that there are people in this country that live every day in fear of being killed, or homeless and starving, or hopelessly in debt. But in general, a lot of us are pretty well off, more than we think. I was in Croatia over the 4th of July and it struck me how deeply unfair it is that people across the US were celebrating with an excessive amount of food and beer, while others in less fortunate countries were fighting simply to stay alive. It's just so deeply unfair. Our daily life, as mundane as it might seem, is something so desired by millions in poverty. It is what citizens of war-torn countries dream of. I'm torn because we can't share this privilege globally with our brothers and sisters, and sad that such a huge gap exists between humans surviving and humans prospering.