Monday, February 21, 2005

As happy as a goldfish can be.

There are roughly 6 Billion people in the world. Imagine the worlds biggest lottery where every one of those 6 Billion people was required to draw a ticket. Printed on each ticket were the circumstances in which they would be required to live for the rest of their lives.

Printed on each ticket were the following items:

- Sex
- Race
- Place of Birth (Country, State, City, etc.)
- Type of Government
- Parents names, income levels & occupations
- IQ (a normal distribution, with a 66% chance of your IQ being 100 & a standard deviation of 20)
- Weight, height, eye color, hair color, etc.
- Personality traits, temperment, wit, sense of humor
- Health risks

Darren Johnson

Our life is always as we perceive it from the inside.
Having the best ticket wouldn't surely make you the happiest.
Not even happy.

Man is made in a funny way. He appreciates what he doesn't have. And when he has what he appreciates, it is not important anymore.

It doesn't really matter where you were born, after a few seconds you would be used to it anyhow.

The Goldfish has a memory lasting three seconds.
The way around his bowl lasts five seconds, so that before he ends the old there is always a new one to begin.

May be I wouldn't dislike being born a goldfish.


1 comment:

Darren D. Johnson said...

Thanks for the link. Just a note - those are not my words, I heard them from Warren Buffett (he referred to them as the "Ovarian Lottery."