If standard of living is your major objective, quality of life almost never improves, but if quality of life is your number one objective, your standard of living almost always improves.
Individuals score points, but teams win games. This is true in athletic events and in life. If you make it in life, your team of parents, teachers, ministers, etc., will have played a major role in your success.
How happy a person is depends upon the depth of his gratitude. You will notice at once that the unhappy person has little gratitude toward life, other people and God.
If God would have wanted us to live in a permissive society He would have given us Ten Suggestions and not Ten Commandments.
Most men go to their graves with their dreams still inside them.