I know I sound repetitive but it's just amazing how every weekend can be so wonderful, action packed and fulfilling no matter what we do.
Here are just a few of the highlights of this past weekend:
Saturday morning Darla and I had a great breakfast with my sister at The Black Bear Diner.
Not only is the food excellent there but you get so much that you go home with a couple more meals to boot.
It actually turns out to be quite the bargain.
Saturday night, my Arizona Rattlers clinched another Arena Bowl berth by beating the Spokane Shock.
It was an action packed game and we had the opportunity to share the experience with our good friends Greg and Tawna Gilman.
Needless to say we celebrated heartily and luckily we had the foresight to book rooms at the Kimpton Palomar to spend the night.
After shaking off the night before fuzzies, Darla and I did something that we never thought we would never do.
We spent Sunday afternoon and evening lounging around the house watching a virtual "Orange is the New Black" marathon.
We actually sat still to watch six episodes back to back.
That really says something about the quality of this show. I highly recommend it to my Survive 55 fans.
But, as I woke up this morning I had to wonder....am I just one of the lucky few?
Why is our life so good and do others have the same level of positive cosmic karma?
This gets me to thinking sometimes so today I am going to throw the entire world into perspective.
What if we could reduce the world's population to a village of precisely 100 people with all existing human ratios remaining the same.
What would the demographics look like and who would the lucky few be?
- The village would have 61 Asians, 13 Africans, 12 Europeans, 9 Latin Americans, and 5 from the USA and Canada
- 50 would be male, 50 would be female
- 75 would be non-white; 25 white
- 67 would be non-Christian; 33 would be Christian
- 80 would live in substandard housing
- 16 would be unable to read or write
- 50 would be malnourished and 1 dying of starvation
- 33 would be without access to a safe water supply
- 39 would lack access to improved sanitation
- 24 would not have any electricity (And of the 76 that do
- have electricity, most would only use it for light at night.)
- 8 people would have access to the Internet
- 1 would have a college education
- 10 would be homosexual
- 1 would have HIV
- 2 would be near birth; 1 near death
- 5 would control 32% of the entire world's wealth; all 5 would be US citizens
- 48 would live on less than US$ 2 a day
- 20 would live on less than US$ 1 a day
I guess I am one of the lucky few.
Well, I plan to continue to take advantage of that honor and continue to utilize my good fortune to the fullest.
How about you?
Thanks for joining me................................