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Saturday, October 1, 2011

7 Billion: Are You Typical? -- National Geographic Magazine

Here is National Geographic’s video featuring information on the world’s “most typical” person. There is a lot of food for thought here. I know the video is not that recent, and I recall watching it some time ago, but as the date for the world’s 7th million birth approaches, I think it’s worth re-watching, don’t you? 

Send it to a friend, so that he or she can think about it too. Sometimes you need to watch something two or three times before the information truly sinks in. We’ve got it so in incredibly good here in Canada, that we have forgotten that more than half of the world doesn`t have  enough food to eat. Few of us want to think about the millions that will die on Thanksgiving Day next week as we eat our turkey and complain about the increasingly high cost of living. 
We should. Then we should make a phone call  to donate money to someone, anyone in need. We owe it ourselves if we want to keep our self-respect.   

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