Big Thoughts for a Small Man

A Third…

I read a while back that the world’s population has increased by 33% since I was born. As with most statistics, this one didn’t really strike me until I thought about it a bit differently…

Look around you. Mentally subtract every third person. On your way home from work, think about what it’d be like if every third car didn’t exist. Every third house. Look at a map of your hometown and visualize it a third smaller. A third fewer telemarketers calling at dinner time. A third fewer everything.

That’s what it was like when I was born, not quite 40 years ago. People had elbow room back then. Room to breathe. More resources, fewer mouths to feed. I’m jealous.

Will the next generation be jealous of us?

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