Girl Ninja and I heard a great message at church yesterday; it was titled “Weird: Because normal isn’t working”. It was an awesome message about how being weird is a good thing. I liked the message, so I thought I’d incorporate it into today’s blog post. Let’s take a look at some statistics, observations, and facts.
- Average credit card debt per household with credit card debt: $15,799
- Average student loan debt: $25,250
- Average new car down payment: 5%
- Average down payment on FHA loan: 3.5%
- Median income in America: $46,326/year
- According to the Economic Policy Institute, almost 25 percent of U.S. households now have zero net worth or negative net worth.
Life in General:
- Half of my friends’ parents are divorced.
- Men base their worth off how fast their car is, how much they can bench press, or how big their paycheck is.
- More people DON’T vote than DO vote.
- 72,000,000 American adults are obese.
- 99% of households have a TV. In which the TV is on an average of 6.47 hours per day.
- Children are in school on average 900 hours a year, but watch 1,500 hours of television.
- More than 70% of men from 18 to 34 visit a pornographic site in a typical month.
- Average age of first exposure to internet pornography: eleven years old.
I conjured up all of those stats with just a few minutes of research. I don’t even want to know what else I’d find out if I kept digging. Truth is, being normal isn’t working out to well for most people. Why follow what the majority of the people are doing when the majority of people are fat, unhappy, lazy, and broke? I’ll take weird any day of the week.
What other stats/facts/observations can you throw in to the mix? Are you tired of being normal? What are you gonna do (or have you done) about it?