Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The purpose, the plan

We're at a point in human history where more and more people are becoming conscious of each other and the planet.  Yes, I'm speaking from the privileged 1st world viewpoint that I am a part of, which is exactly why I can say it.  We know we have ample and we know others are in need.  For the first time in history many of us can actually do something about it.

The 99%

This all stems from what many know as Pareto's Principle or the 80/20 rule.  To summarize Pareto measured that 80% of the fruit from his pea pods came from only 20% of the crops.  You can then extrapolate out this ratio to 90/10 95/5 and 99/1...of course.

American citizens were in an uproar during the Great Recession about the 1%ers.  Whilst at the same time we were part of the 5% that controls all the money on the planet. If you are in the $20k/year bracket you're in the lowest in the US, and the highest in most 3rd world countries.

I'm not hear to argue about these numbers, I'm appreciating that many others see my view point. Even as part of the 99% in the USA, we know we have the knowledge, intelligence and money to help the rest of the world.

What I also find odd is how many always want to be a victim.  It's never their fault they aren't part of the 1%; they were born poor, they never had a chance to get an education, they choose [insert any excuse here].  Victimhood will kill you.  Look back in history at just about anyone successful, they were not born that way, they chose to be that way, and they were never a victim of anything because they chose not to be.  If you are smart enough to label ALL the reasons you can't, then you have identified all the things that needed fixing.  Great, get to it!

Rather than complain about being in the 99% and being a victim of the 1%, let's become 1%ers.

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