How to Realise You Are Lucky
วันพฤหัสบดีที่ 12 มีนาคม 2015 เวลา 02:31 น.
It is easy and normal to have moments where you feel depressed or down on yourself. If you have these moments often, or are having a day where you feel very unlucky, here is how to help yourself realise that you actually are lucky, and should feel happy.
1 Write a luck list. Have you ever felt that you weren't lucky? Lots of people feel that they aren't lucky, and that no one has it worse than them. Truth is, a lot of people probably have it worse than you. Here's a good way to realize how lucky you really are.
• Get a sheet of paper. If you plan to make a luck list on a regular basis, you may wish to get a notebook or journal.
• Label your paper 'My Luck List'.
• Record everything good that has happened to you today. They can be extraordinary things, or things normally taken for granted, like being healthy, or things that are extremely obscure and apply only to you, like seeing a pretty flower.
• The moment something happens to you that makes you feel lucky or good, write it down in the notebook.
• Occasionally read over your list to help you realize how lucky you are.
• Don't force yourself to think of things. If you can't think of anything, just put the notebook in a safe place for a while.
2 Think about things you normally take for granted, such as having hot water or the Internet. Challenge yourself go without it. If you find it is too important to do without, consider how lucky you are to have access to it.
What Earth Would Look Like If Only 100 People Lived Here
Courtesy of Jack Hagley
Of 100 people, 70 would not have access to the internet; 48 live on less than $2 a day; 75 have cell phones; and 87 would have safe water.
3 Listen to, watch or read the news every once in a while. You're sure to hear about plenty of bad things happening to people around the world. Consider how lucky you are not be involved.
4 Remember positive things that have happened to you in the past. Think about the circumstances that created those events and whether they can be recreated. If not, consider how lucky you are that everything co-ordinated to make that event occur.
5 Remind yourself of how lucky you are. Remind yourself that you're lucky just to have running water, food to eat whenever you want it, good health, and even access to a computer. Here's how you do it:
• Understand how fortunate you are compared to most people in the world. Remind yourself that many people in the world do not have many basic things that you take for granted. It's likely that you've never had to deal with real hunger, that you're healthy and can see a doctor fairly easily, that you have enough clothes to stay warm, and that you don't feel oppressed in the place where you live. This is more than many people can say.
• Don't let things discourage you from reaching your goal.
• If you have a home, a roof to sleep under, a fridge with food and 3 meals a day, you are luckier than 75% of the people in the world.
The world as 100 people
The world population has now reached 7 billion people. This milestone inspired us to conduct research to update our statistics, and the changes over the past 5 years are remarkable. In 2006, only 1 person out of 100 would have had a college education-- today that number has jumped to 7 thanks in part to advances in higher education in Asia.
If the World were 100 PEOPLE:
Gender 50 would be female
50 would be male
Age 26 would be 0-14
66 would be 15-64
8 would be 65 and older
Geography 60 would be from Asia
15 would be from Africa
11 would be from Europe
9 would be from Latin America & the Caribbean
5 would be from North America
Religion 33 would be Christian
22 would be Muslim
14 would be Hindu
7 would be Buddhist
12 would believe in other religions
12 would not be religious or identify themselves as being aligned with a particular faith
First Language 12 would speak Chinese
5 would speak Spanish
5 would speak English
3 would speak Arabic
3 would speak Hindi
3 would speak Bengali
3 would speak Portuguese
2 would speak Russian
2 would speak Japanese
62 would speak other languages
Overall Literacy 83 would be able to read and write
17 would not
Literacy by Gender 88% of males would be able to read and write
12% of males would not be able to read and write
79% of females would be able to read and write
21% of females would not be able to read and write
Education 76% of eligible males would have a primary school education
72% of eligible females would have a primary school education
66% of eligible males would have a secondary school education
63% of eligible females would have a secondary school education
7 would have a college degree
Urban/Rural 51 would be urban dwellers
49 would be rural dwellers
Drinking Water 87 would have access to safe drinking water
13 would use unimproved water
Food 15 would be undernourished
Infectious Disease <1% would have HIV/AIDS
<1%would have tuberculosis
Poverty 48 would live on less than $2 USD per day
1 out of 2 children would live in poverty
Electricity 78 would have electricity
22 would not
Technology 75 would be cell phone users
30 would be active internet users
22 would own or share a computer
Sanitation 65 would have improved sanitation
16 would have no toilets
19 would have unimproved toilets
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