Everything is relative. This says it all and nothing at the same time.
It's quite hard to appreciate what you've got until you loose it, to really know your excesses until you are force to do with less.
Some of the world's biggest economies are struggling and something deep inside us knows it's not just the crash of 2008.
Is there any hope that Goliaths of the globe can learn something from the Davids?
Here's another story remarking on Uruguay's success, beauty and safety. It's a tiny place where the pace and practices usually make the average 'Norteamericano' cringe, but it's not what you have, it's how well you live.
By the way, what's in your wallet? Read this American Quarterly article if you have some time.