Tuesday, June 17, 2008

The Number 100!

What's with the number 100? And why does it seem to have such an appeal? 100% of something means everything! All of it! I suppose if you're getting all of something good, that could be a good thing. If you scored 100 on your History exam you'd be happy! If you got 100% wrong, you might be a bit sad. If you broke 100 on your golf score..... Well, it depends on your level of play I suppose. What about if I gave you a cold, crisp, 100 dollar bill - would that make you smile?

Here you go! Oh, you mean you wanted the real thing huh? What would you do with the money. Frankly, $100 isn't what it used to be. But on the other hand, there are many people in this world who live off of less than 2 dollars a day according to the World Bank! The World Bank defines extreme poverty as living on less than 1 US dollar per day, and moderate poverty as less than $2 a day, estimating that "in 2001, 1.1 billion people had consumption levels below $1 a day and 2.7 billion lived on less than $2 a day. That's 3.8 billion people living on less than the cost of a Starbucks Latte per day. So in theory, $100 could provide support to someone living in moderate poverty for about 50 days!

So as I acknowledge my 100th post! Hooray! I wanted to do something more than just shout hooray and pat myself on the shoulder. I've decided to make a contribution to a charity. I decided to make it a charity that I rarely support. In this case, I've chosen World Vision I'm not necessarily endorsing this charity over any others. Please do your own research if you choose to make a donation. But ultimately, I do hope my contribution will make a difference. Many of you have already reached and exceeded the 100 mark. My compliments to you. I now know what a commitment it really is to write and post this many times. I've enjoyed it and hope I can continue to the 1000 level!


Jane Turley said...

What a thoughtful and informative post... and a lovely gesture too.

Undercover Black Man said...

Cheers on the 100th!

And while your joy in blogging is evident, Intrepid... I wouldn't wish on anyone the life-swallowing compulsion that drives one to post 1,000 blog posts!

(I hit my 1,000th a couple of months ago. And I've gone a year without sunlight. I think I'm developing ricketts.)

intrepidideas said...

Thanks Miss Jayne for the comment and the visit. Always nice to see you.

intrepidideas said...

UBM.... I'm laughing because I know what you say is true. 1000 posts- That's incredible. At my current rate I'll hit that number about 4.5 years from now. A long time without sunlight! But they have these new halogen sunlight simulators!

Footsteps said...

I am FINALLY commenting on your significant accomplishment -and complimenting you on your significant commemoration... BRAVO!

intrepidideas said...

Thanks Heather... I know your summer is busy. Thanks for the visit and always- Thanks for the comment!