Four Minutes of Education That IS Fun!

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This is one of the most amazing summaries of world monetary versus death rate I have ever seen. I think we have come a very long way in the past 200 years, but we have a long way to ensure that every human being on the planet is in the same place. Hans Rosling is to be commended on his presentation of all the data he has collected in his study. It is concise and easy to follow. It would be awesome if more scientist developed graphics of this sort to show their findings; more people might take notice of the important information that is available for them. Educators should take note that this is the kind of demonstration and explanation of boring facts that is entertaining and will be retained for a very long time by their students who will encourage others to share the experience of seeing this. If you don’t believe me, just go to YouTube and look up this video which has been viewed almost 4.5 million times in just 7 months.

In just four minutes, you will see how the annual life expectancy on average has grown from 40 years old to over 70 years old in the 200 years of this study. At the same time, anual incomes have risen world wide from under $1000 to over $40,000 in the same 200 years. The biggest differences in all the countries as to these two criteria were the largest in 1948. We all started out in this time frame in the poor, unhealthy end of the spectrum and we have all progressed towards the healthy, wealthier side of the chart. We have made remarkable progress, but not everyone is equal, nor will they ever probably will be.

It is obvious by this demonstration that our world wide economic and health issues are connected. Let us continue to move forward for the next 100 years and beyond. Who knows what the human race can accomplish if each individual lived longer and could reach their full potential and current generations are still alive to help future generations. Just think how great things could be.


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