'I'm always looking for the Hows and the Whys and the Whats,' said Muskrat, 'That is why I speak as I do. You've heard of Muskrat's Much-in-Little, of course?'
'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.
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Friday, 31 July 2015
If It Were My Home Instead of the One I Have
Have you ever wondered what your life would have been like if you had been born elsewhere?
Leaving aside for the moment, discussions of nurture/ nature and, indeed, even individual, personal realities, this website does go a small step towards comparing gross statistical figures of your country and others of your choosing.
These are facts that would, of course, influence your individual, personal, everyday reality.
You are unlikely to be the same person.
What would your life expectancy be if you had been born in South Sudan? Spain? Or the Solomon Islands, f'rinstance? What average income? Chance of having died before adulthood? Amount of oil you use? Chance of being in prison?
I found it very interesting, right from the map at the start that superimposes the two countries on top of each other.
Notice there is an arrow at the end of the main headings to lead you to 'more information'.
And at the bottom is a list of books you can read to extend your knowledge and dig a little deeper into another way of life.