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Though Only 3% Of Water Is Fresh Water, We Can Still Make A Go Of It

This afternoon I came across the fact that only 3% of the water on Earth is fresh water.

I’ve seen that number before, but forgotten about it. 

It’s amazing that so many people and so much life is sustained by 3% of all water.

Sometimes, I feel that only a small percentage of my time is really useful to me and to others.

I know it is important that we sleep, go to work and go grocery shopping, but those things are not really what I want to be doing with so much of my time.

This is so even though sleeping, working and grocery shopping are not always that bad. And I am sometimes of use to others at work. ( At least I hope I am.)

And no matter what else, I know how lucky I am to have time with my wife, time with friends and family, and time to read, think, and work on my blog.

Still, I get frustrated once in a while that life is not fully what I wish it was.

Yet if six billion people can live off of just 3% of the world’s water, I suppose I can make a good go of things with the limited resources of time I have in my control.    

Here is the link to the UNESCO fresh water resource page. Water, like time, has great value.

The photo above is of Lake Laddjujaure in Sweden.

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May 27, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , ,

4 Comments »

  1. i think that stands true to beer as well. about 3% that i would drink.

    Comment by bill brady | May 28, 2008

  2. I’m not very picky about any kind of food or drink. I don’t like celery.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | May 28, 2008

  3. I do my part to conserve fresh water by drinking alcohol as often as possible. It’s a sacrifice that I’ve chosen to make strictly for the betterment of the planet, and at great expense to my liver.

    Comment by Big Tex | May 28, 2008

  4. Big Tex—What if we come upon a world beer shortage? What will you do at that point? How much can you give for others?

    Comment by Neil Aquino | May 29, 2008


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