It’s all about perspective. I grew up in what would be considered extreme poverty in Canada, started working and helping my parents make the mortgage payments on the family home at the age of 10 and have struggled financially my entire life. In our society I am far below most people and was looked down upon by most people who knew me growing up. Yet if I took my family’s income when i was growing up and we had that income in a lot of other countries my family would have been considered prosperous. So, by the standards of where I lived I I was poor but compared to people around the world i was fortunate, but no one sees themselves that way because we tend to compare to those around ourselves instead of to people from all over the world.