It was a 7:30 am meeting and she yawned. She asked me why I didn’t look tired and I told her I’d been up for a few hours.
“A few hours?”
“Yeah, I got up at 2:50 am, read for a couple hours, and then worked out.”
“Do you do that every day?”
She looked at me like I was weird.
I think she might be right.
A quick internet search proved her case. Here’s normal in the U.S:
- Auto loans? The average is now $30,032 (CNBC)
- Texting and driving? 33% of drivers admit to it (Huffington Post)
- Credit Cards? $16,061 is the average balance (Nerdwallet)
- Student loans? $37,172 average for outstanding student loans (The Economist)
- Sugar intake? 150 pounds per year (USDA)
- Book reading? 23% of Americans didn’t even pick one up last year (Gallup)
- Voting? 42.5% of eligibles didn’t vote (Bipartisan Policy Center)
- Television? 65% of homes have 3 or more televisions and 67% regularly watch TV during dinner. (Statisticbrain.com)
- Children and television? The average child will spend 900 hours in school this year and 1,200 hours in front of a television. (Statisticbrain.com)
- Health? 1 in 3 adults has high blood pressure. (CDC)
- The Simpsons? “The McCormick Tribune Freedom Museum found that 22 percent of Americans could name all five Simpson family members, compared with just 1 in 1,000 people who could name all five First Amendment freedoms.” (Americanvision.org)
Here’s to being crazy, weird, and a bit unorthodox. To the ones who might (just might) change the world.
I hope you’re weird too.