Thursday, January 31, 2008

Statistics


Today at lunch there was the usual heated political arguments. One student said something about not voting. Another student told the first that he would just be a statistic. We're all statistics, I said. If you don't vote, you're among the (majority) population of college students who don't vote. If you do, you're still a statistic.

If you are a pregnant teenager, you're a statistic. If you're not a pregnant teenager, your a statistic. If you commit suicide, you're a statistic. If you live happily, you're a statistic.

Everyone is a statistic.

We're all just a series of numbers running through the tubes.

1 comment:

Tiffany Anne said...

I like this post.