"While we went through some very poor areas today, the landscape was beautiful!" I wrote the above on the last entry, but now I would like to comment on what I said. Most of these "poor" people are full blooded Mayans. They are living fairly close to the way their ancestors have lived for hundreds of years. Most are living off the land. Many do not have electricity or running water in their homes. And many have dirt floors in their very small, modest houses. However, do not confuse poor with unhappy! We have made a direct correlation between the level of income and happiness in our world. These people have not! Because they know what we do not know, there is no relationship between wealth and happiness! At least after the very basic needs have been met and their basic necessities are a whole lot less than ours!