Comparison is said to be the thief of joy. It is a common source of depression, disagreement, low self-esteem and jealousy. Gratitude and comparison don't mesh well together, but gratitude is the answer.
Each person/family should hit pause from time to time in order to check in with themselves financially. Even if you don't change a thing in your financial plan, at least you can say that you came to that determination following contemplation.
The first principle of Kwanzaa is umoja, which means unity in Swahili. How fitting is it to think about working together in peace with our family, our neighbors and our nation while were also contemplating ways to boost our Social Wellness?
This year has encapsulated a great awakening. Folks clamored to learn and study and converse and grow. My prayer is that this groundswell for knowledge about cultures, systems and injustices never stops because as Maya Angelou stated, "when you know better, you do better," but we still have a long way to go...