Monday, July 25, 2016

Different World

We know that 200 years ago, only 12% of the world's population could read. We know there were less than 1 Billion people till 1804. Now there are 7.4 Billion. We know they mostly lived on farms and we mostly live in cities. 'No country in the world has a lower life expectancy than the country with the highest life expectancy in 1800' says Our World in Data. We know most of the nations we now live in didn't exist then. California & 6 other states were mostly part of Mexico. The German Confederation only happened in 1815. The British Empire hadn't even started kicking into it's stride. Shaka hadn't created the Zulu nation. If our reality is created by the way we see things and what we have seen, we have far more in common with each other than any one alive in 1800. The identity we claim from our ancestors is not the identity they claimed. We are starting again.

A different world from that of the Nation Builders

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