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My Breakfast With Ban Ki-Moon Secretary General of the United Nations and his wife.

Not long ago I attended a country inn breakfast and had the pleasure of conversing with former Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-Moon and his wife.  

Now you don't converse with the Secretary General of the UN 

without asking him a few questions.  Like they say in my tribe: "So 

vat's gonna be?"  The following is a brief summary of what I learned 

from my encounter with this very knowledgeable person.

According to United Nations Quality of Life Survey statistics, 

the quality of life of human beings on our planet during the 

past hundred years has sky rocketed, compared with any previous 

period in history.  This incredible gain has occurred in spite of the 

hundreds of billions of human deaths resulting from all the wars, 

genocides, famines, diseases and natural disasters we 

have experienced during this period of time.  The surveys measure 

the quality of life in two areas. Production level and the attitude 

and feeling of "Well-Being".     



               Production Level


To give you an idea of how successful our species 

is, check this out.  There are 5,416 mammal

species, one of which is us humans.


There are 7 billion plus of us and 10 billion plus of all those other

mammals, combined.  If you do the math, this means that on the 

average, the population of each  of the other species is a fraction of 

our population.  Talk about being a successful species.  Ecologists 

agree that the less we disturb the natural environment of a wildlife 

habitat, the more it flourishes, prospers and grows. 


For example, ecologists agree when a bobcat leaps

out from behind rock and attacks a baby deer, it's an act that contributes to a flourishing healthy forest and is part of the cycle of nature that we should should support.

Some biologists suggest that perhaps the death and destruction we 

impose on each other has been and still is an ongoing process 

similar to that which occurs within a healthy forest.  This is when I 

stepped in.

"I know  you're not suggesting that we allow conflict and war

because it improves our overall quality of life?  So what do we do?"

He replied, "I didn't mention that most of the time, standing next to 

the fawn is the mother ready to protect her child.   And behind the 

bobcat there's the buck ready to attack. 

   Or a hungry bear ready for a

   Bobcat  dessert. 

   Are we any different?



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