Every evening the man on the left tends to his roadside fruit stand on a very busy street in Jeddah. This particular evening a friend joined him for a meal of pita bread, tea, olives and lubna, a type of soft white cheese popular in Saudi Arabia. They just spread out a sheet on the sidewalk and had their own little picnic. I find that people such as this vendor – who lead rather simple and stress-free lives with few needs or expectations – seem to be the happiest, friendliest, most generous and most content people I have ever come across. Is that your impression too?
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