Monday, May 23, 2011

Did You Know?

Just a few factoids to keep in mind as we grumble through our day:

*Half the world's population is living without access to clean drinking water. (BBC)

*At least 80% of the world's population lives on less than $10 a day. (

*25% of the world's population doesn't have electricity. (Baker Institute)

*Three quarters of the world doesn't have internet access. (

Living in the land of plenty (Southern California), it is often difficult to comprehend and appreciate just how stinking lucky we have it. I am trying to do this more, and find that facts like these help to keep me grounded. What thoughts help you to stay grounded? Share!


WendyBird said...

All I have to do is go for a walk, living in a foreign country is a real eye opener!

JennC said...

I bet! That is one reason I really want to travel with the kids - to give us all a chance to witness first hand how very fortunate we are.