You would have to be living under a rock to not have heard of all of the hullabaloo down on Wall Street with people protesting….oh wait….what are they protesting anyway? It’s hard to say exactly but it appears, by all the personal signs I have read, to have something to do with being in the 99% and I guess this makes them mad because they want to be in the 1%? (you’ve lost something on me there folks…if we are all in the top 1% then ummmmm…there is no bottom 99% right??? We would all be the exactly the same…which I suppose is what true socialists want…but I digress)
Anyhoo….all these signs have got me thinking a lot about what percent I am in? And darn it, being the driven, overachiever, competitive gal that I am…I want to be in the TOP 1% Oh wait….but I am!
It’s true! I am a part of the 1% in each of those categories. As I began to look up statistics in different areas that I thought, just perhaps, I earned the right to be in the 1%, I wondered if I would be able to come up with more than just a couple. I was pleasantly surprised (because I like to be #1) and at the same time a little disappointed as well, to find myself easily being in the top 1% in several areas. Disappointed especially that more people do not adopt children, abandon TV or give away at least 10% of their income to those in need. Wouldn’t our world be such a better place if even 10, 20 or 30% of our society did some of these things? Of course even if the world did not become a better place, we would become better people:
- less concerned about the rich on Wall Street and more concerned about the King of Kings
- less concerned about “getting our fair share” and more concerned about giving away some of our blessings
- less concerned about our “things” here on this earth and more concerned with storing up treasures in heaven
What about you? What are you the 1% of? Something to think about….