My point (and I believe the point of the blog), was that we get so concerned about ourselves that we forget others. Is our house big enough, are our cars new enough, should I go to restaurant a or restaurant b? We think we have it tough when we have to waste all that time taking one of our cars in to get an oil change. We base our votes (we can vote! there's another privilege!) on what the candidate has promised to do for us personally. I think we get so wrapped up in ourselves, that we make ourselves miserable.
So here's my challenge: let's get outside of ourselves. The blog I read encouraged helping others in poorer nations. That is an excellent and worthy cause. However, I'm going to ask something harder. I challenge anybody who reads this to sacrifice their time and do something nice for somebody else every day for at least a week. It doesn't have to be big. Offer encouragement to someone who's down. Get the door for someone with their hands full. Even the little things can have quite an effect on both the receiver and the giver.
In this time of crisis, let's look outward to how we, personally, can help those in need. I think you'll find that your problems become less and your happiness will increase as you focus on helping others. Give it a try!