When I was growing up I wasn’t a big fan of social studies. I LOVED SCIENCE… but adding social in front of it ruined it. All the facts and figures… BORING! Now that I am older (and an analyst by trade) I really appreciate those figures. My full-time job has a lot to do with analyzing top performers against bottom performers… then seeing if the top is actually overcompensating for the bottom.
See what I mean… Boring stuff right. I basically have the real world equivalent of Chandler Bing’s job. Since I am basically looking for the ultimate balance in a human being I decided to see what the average person looks like.
The Average Person
I live in Alabama (obviously, you have to live in the state that you will ultimately be the governor of). But my job pertains to the business nationwide… so I couldn’t just look at people from Alabama. Then unbeknownst to me, I discovered there is actually a world of people outside of the people here in the United States. A HUGE world outside of it.
So what is the average person in the entire world?
He is a Chinese man. He is a Christian named Mohammed Smith (arguably Mohammed Zhang). He is roughly 26 years old… although that is a median and not an average… so he is most likely to be 26. He has a house roughly 500 square feet, most likely in China, but possibly in India. OR since we are talking about averages he may live in Slovakia or Turkmenistan since those 2 countries have the “average population” of a country. He speaks Mandarin, most of the world would just say that is Chinese though because they don’t realize that most Chinese people are bilingual.
If he does decide to learn a second language (or third) he will most likely learn Spanish.
His wife and his lovely children (he has 3) live on a very tight budget… because their household income is around $10,000 a year.
The Story in the Story
Many people would call me an average guy. I am… in 2 aspects. I am a man… and a Christian. See being a minority is subjective…. face the facts a Chinese man named Mohammed isn’t common. Also not common…. a Christian named Mohammed. So even if you are in the majority… you may still be in the minority.
Do you remember how I mentioned loving science? and not so much the social science. I believe this is the real reason.
In biology we classified things. In social science we classified things.
Science teaches you to classify things by their similarities. Society teaches you to classify things by their differences.
Science tells us there are plants and animals. Humans are an animal. They are different than every animal. They are scientifically classified as Homo Sapiens. If a Homo Sapien is black he is still a Homo Sapien. If she is Muslim… she is still a Homo Sapien. It literally ends there.
Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive that is youer than you.
Thanks for reading