A politician lost his job saying this, so let’s check. How is your life better today than your parents, your grandparents, your great grandparents? Life is better in numerous ways – advances in medicine, you keep your own teeth, your life expectancy has gone up, your standard of living has risen immeasurably, you probably don’t work down a mine. So when having a particularly foul day, just stop and think how life is better than it could have been. If it isn’t, then time to make some changes. If it is, then maybe help make someone else’s life better today.