Monday, June 6, 2011

A Little Perspective



12 comments:

California Girl said...

that boils it down to the essence. hardest stats to take are the 6% who have the majority of the wealth not helping the 18 & 53 who live on less than $2 or $1 per day.

Nancy said...

California - And it gets worse by the day.

Brian Miller said...

the stats do not surprise me...this is a cold slap of reality though...

karena said...

Powerful video. I was grateful for what I have even before I saw this video...but am even more so now. xo

Mike Perry said...

There is something called the Eden Project near to where I live - a wonderful garden with biomes. It has the statistics in the video above the entrance. I don't know how accurate they are but they certainly strike home a message.

Nancy said...

Brian - A different way of looking at it.

Karena - Yes. Me, too.

Mike - That place near your house sounds nice. The statistic that struck me the hardest was the one that said if you keep your food in refrigerator, have a closet and bed, with a roof over your head, you were more wealthy than 75% of the world.

CrazyCris said...

Scary and sad truths... ;o(

Will you be joining in the World Oceans Day celebrations this year Nancy? Hope to sea you in the Blog-A-THon! ;o)

http://crazycrishereandthere.blogspot.com/2011/05/world-oceans-day-is-only-10-days-away.html

Natalie said...

I agree with California Girl. :|

Expat From Hell said...

Barbell economy. Chris Hedges says we are becoming a nation of serfs. As the moats get deeper and the walls go higher, it is instructive to see how many of us have ended up on this side. Your post was timely and a direct hit, as always. EFH

Teri said...

I noticed you post on Karen's blog and saw that you spoke of Lake Tahoe. We live close to there and I worked in Tahoe part of the summer season for the Ag. Dept. in Auburn. Perhaps you know Auburn?

DJan said...

That video says it all. I am ashamed to think that I am so wealthy when so many have nothing. As you say, it gets worse by the day. My heart is truly sore.

Nancy said...

Chris - Yes, I do intend to do that - I need to start working on my post.

Natalie - They are hard stats to wrap your mind around, for sure.

Expat - It is really alarming. I feel like we have regressed 100 years.

Teri - Hi, thanks for stopping by. I do indeed know Auburn! Very close to Tahoe and a beautiful little town at the foothills. We have friends in Auburn and have always thought it would be a great place to live. My brother is in Sacramento.

DJan - I think knowing the inequalities is the first step to solving the worlds problems. We have to see them first.