There is this riddle:
A thermos bottle automatically keeps hot things hot. That very same thermos bottle keeps cold things cold... and it never makes a mistake.
The question is: How does it know?
Life is filled with difficult riddles... so maybe this isn't one of them but hey, life gets tougher:
- What asks but never answers?
- What tastes better than it smells?
- A poor man is sitting in a pub. He sees that the man next to him is extremely rich.
The rich man laughs.
"I am willing to bet you all the money you have in your wallet," says the poor man, "that I can sing a popular song that includes a lady's name of your choosing."
The rich man laughs again and bites, "OK, how about my daughter's name, Joanna Armstrong-Miller?"
The poor man goes home rich.
What song did he sing?
The answers: An owl, the tongue and Happy birthday.
One more riddle: How do you know if you are the rich person in the riddle or the poor person? Lot easier than you might think. Just take this little test.
Now answer this question to solve the riddle: Do you personally know anyone in the bottom half?
If you answer "NO," then you are one of the "rich."
Just two more questions: How good do you feel about that? Can't we do more for those we don't know?
If all the poor were as sharp, and all the rich were as naive as those in the riddle, then I think things would naturally take care of themselves, but that's not life. WE... are life. Get it?
By the way, if you want to see an interesting new presentation by the United States Census Bureau
that shows how the U.S and World population grows, check this out.