Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Know where you are?

Data updated, August 2015

Look where you are in the world.  Those to the left of you in the graph live in a progressively more constrained economy and with fewer resources.  Those above you in the graph have less in the way of health care, immunizations, nutrition, and clean water.  And their children die at a rate higher than yours; maybe twenty times higher or more.

Those of us who are fortunate enough to live in a healthy economy are so extraordinarily privileged.

Now what are we going to do with the opportunity we've received?

It's difficult to remember the odd and unusual ease with which we live compared to our brothers and sisters who struggle to feed their families, to battle things like common illnesses, and to make a better world for their children.  It's difficult to remember and be thankful... and perhaps to do something meaningful with the chance we're given.

A 'starter' home in the west vs. real life for more than 50% of the world.  We can help, you know.

The hardest question I've ever been asked, "What are you going to do with what you know?"