Perspectives on numbers.

As with most things, as I’ve stated many times on this blog already, you can look at things in various ways and walk away with different conclusions as a result. Also these conclusions can offer various degrees of ‘helpfulness’ – Sometimes they’re plain wrong even, and ‘right’ conclusions are often hard to come by.

Another example of this is the numbers we see regarding human prosperity. I think most people would agree, regardless of your politics, that increasing prosperity is a good thing. You can define prosperity in lots of ways, in this case, let’s use Health and Wealth. I won’t argue this is the best, but it’s one way.

You can look at the world and today we have a much larger┬ádisparity between the richest and healthiest people on the planet and the poorest and sickest people on the planet. ┬áThe statistics show us this, and it’s commonly regarded as a bad thing.

Watch this video, keeping it in mind and then think about whether or not this is a bad thing. By observing the trends, I think you’ll perhaps have a different opinion simply because you now have a different way of looking at the same numbers.

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