You are special. In Germany they need more of you. These two videos offer a look at our changing demographics. Soon we will hear about the seven billionth baby. What kind of world will s/he come into? What will S/HE look like? And take a look at the second video for a picture of the current typical human!

From Germany

Are you typical? National Geographic is focusing on demographics this year. Enjoy.

The Curmudgeon writes:

As has been said many times, demography is destiny. It’s difficult to understand why economists and central planners seem oblivious to the reality. Perhaps it is their inherent bias to believe that the future will be like the past. Perhaps it is that central planners and macro-economists are so confident in their policy prescriptions for growth that they fail to realize the premises upon which their prescriptions are founded might be invalid. Of course, demographic forces care not a whit about central planners or macro-economists. They just are, a truth that is likely to be driven home again and again in the coming decades as world population growth levels off and then begins declining.

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And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. — Matthew 6:28-34

I understand that choosing life may not always be the easy path, but it is always the right path.   God does see a way where we would think there is no way.    And He does not make mistakes.    We may say, ‘Oops,’ but He doesn’t.  — Sarah Palin