Perhaps you have read the part that describes how life is only ten minutes long. What could you “put up with”, for ten minutes, knowing that a blissful existence is the reward for success DURING those ten minutes. Even being “poor”, which pays better, so to speak, would be survivable!
There are people who have very little use for so-called “wealth”. (I know one particularly well.)
It’s funny (?) that, no matter how much money people make, it’s the people above them that are rich……hmmmm. They are looking in the wrong direction! If we can’t look to the poor for that comparison, at least look at the “average” poor…the WORLD average! Now who’s “rich” (monetarily speaking)?
Another way to look at it…the tough way…the Just way….add up the GDP of the entire planet, and divide by the number of people! THAT is how it’s done in Heaven….and that should be how we do it. (We’d have to go more by “living conditions” than actual dollars…unless we levelled the playing field to start with….) Looking at it that way, maybe we ourselves aren’t doing so bad, eh?
Really, the poor have it made, right. Yes, and here’s why….
A kid who has NOTHING, not even shoes, gets GIVEN a ball. It’s great! It’s like….a miracle! Now imagine that kid is….crowned king of the world. He controls everything. He OWNS everything. How blissful would that kid be, now? Now, multiply that times 100000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000. Now there’s a heavenly reward! All for being poor (and still grateful), for ten minutes!
On the other hand, there’s the guy who had everything, well off. He says we’ll always have the poor and hungry, but I really deserve another vacation. He goes to the afterlife, and expects this best life to be deserving of continuation (conditions, treatment, the works). It doesn’t seem fair, once again, but this guy has had his. You know, that kind of person that always puts themselves first, and, well…. we don’t like their kind, up Here.
Lastly, it all goes back to life being really only, like, 10 minutes long (once we’re IN eternity, that’s what it will seem like). With that in mind (always)…..what do you think most people would choose?