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  • Writer's pictureDillan Taylor

Are you a statistic?

I was on the phone with one of my best friends this weekend. He told me he started reading a new book.

Knowing he hadn’t read a full book since high school, I was shocked.

“What made you decide to start reading,” I asked. He responded:

“Well, I saw online the other day that 80% of Americans don’t read books. That pissed me off. But then I realized that I’m one of that 80%. Which pissed me off even more. I don’t want to be part of a shitty statistic.”

I’ve never thought about it like that. What statistics annoy you that YOU are a part of?

More than two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese.

40% of adults are sleep deprived (regularly get fewer than 7 hours of sleep a night).

79% of American children and adults don’t get enough exercise for optimal health.

So my question to you is…

Are you a statistic?


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