A Perspective on Poverty
When asked how to be content with one’s financial and physical situation, Prophet Muhammad (s) resounded: “Look at those lower than you [in wealth and beauty].”
This means that when comparing your situation to others, don’t compare to those better off than you or you will be filled with greed and discontentment for your own situation. Rather, compare yourselves to those lower than you so you can feel a sense of thankfulness towards Allah and contentment with your situation.
The following video shows people living in extreme poverty reading twitter feeds with the hashtag #firstworldproblems. Puts things into perspective.