Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Bear Warning

This image was forwarded to me in an email earlier today.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Serious Campaign Message...

If you haven't seen this yet it's pretty funny.

JibJab's Time to Campaign.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

A Little Perspective

So lately I've realized that I have a skewed perspective of reality. I know ... unbelievable. So I'm think that my perspective skew happens to more people than just myself. Here it is.

I feel like our little family is of modest means (which relatively speaking is likely true). I look at our simple home and our simple cars and see modest things. The I drive around a little and see what seems like lots of very nice homes and expensive cars. I translate this to mean "wow lots and lots of people are much better off than we are". So I was checking some number on the US census site and found numbers that didn't confirm my perspective. Like the median income of a US household is $46,000 a year. So 50% of all households in America (one of the richest countries in the world) make less than $46,000 a year; furthermore, 80% of all households in the US make less than $91,000 a year! That's 8 of 10 households make less than that. The vast majority of people. It's funny how we think everyone is better off than us. While it is true that lots of people are better off than us it's not by as much as I was thinking. It also easy to assume people are making over $100K or even a million but chance are quite slim, very few people make that much money. And some how we are good at ignoring everyone around us that isn't as well off as we are in our own town and community not to mention the rest of the world.

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