I have been shocked to find out that the vast majority of Yemeni people I’ve met on the streets over the last 5 days do not know their age or birthday.
In the Western World, it’s second nature to celebrate our birthdays and keep a close eye on our age… but none of these things matter in Yemen, and it’s unbelievable to witness!
What I’ve come to realize (and my reason for making this video), is that life in Yemen is simple. They don’t have (or need) materialistic goods like fancy houses, cars, TVs and phones. They are perfectly happy with minimal things and spending their days with family and friends.
This video represents a bigger lesson that I’ve picked up from my travels in general — that the less money someone has, the happier they are. Yemen is a perfect case study to prove my point.
I am loving it here.