The world in a village

Today while waiting in the car, I spotted a copy of August magazine lying on the back seat and picked it up to read. In a short interview with an Ermenegildo Zegna designer, whose name and face I only quickly glimpsed, he answered to the open ended ‘question’ of “I wish…” with “I wish that every person can have a passion for life”.

Totally.

Recently been feeling very uninspired. Nothing really happens. Nothing really inspires. Nothing with a spark.

So important to be in a positive crowd of people. Preferably the ones with passion for life.

Should it hold true that only boring people get bored, who am I to be complaining 😉

If it were possible to reduce the population of the entire world to 100 inhabitants, maintaining the proportions of people which currently exist in the world, it would be made up as follows:

57 Asians
21 Europeans
14 Americans (North, Central and South)
8 Africans
52 would be women
48 men
70 non-white
30 white
89 would be heterosexual
11 homosexual
6 people would possess 59% of the world’s wealth
80 would dwell in inhabitable housing
50 would suffer from malnutrition
1 would have a computer
1 (yes, just one) would have a university degree

And consider this: if you are more healthy than sick, you are luckier than a million people who will not see next week. If you never experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of prison, the agony of torture, the pain of hunger, you are luckier than 500 million of the world’s inhabitants.

If you have food in the fridge, clothes in your closet, a roof over your head, a place to sleep, then consider yourself richer than 75% of the world’s inhabitants.

If you have money in the bank, a wallet or some loose change lying around somewhere, consider yourself among those with the best quality of life in the world.

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