“You’re one in a million” used to be an appreciative term…there’s no-one like you in the world…but times have caught up with us and now the world’s population is likely to hit 7 billion by the time our next MerQury Newsletter hits the internet.
I suppose we aren’t really feeling it much out here in the countryside as most of the birth boom is centred on cities (although 5 of our female staff are pregnant or have new-borns)…and then not much of a boom in Europe anyway. Working in the health sector, you become very aware of the growth in the “aging population” and acutely aware of the strain on all health resources that this brings…as a female in the UK my life expectancy is running at around 81.7 years.
See the BBC site and put in your date of birth to see where you fit in the scheme of things.
I’m around the 2,907,285,744th person to be born and so I am one in 2,907 million…doesn’t have the same ring, does it?
Some people beileve if you were the first born you will be a leader or the last born you will be a follower if you are an only child ( like me ) you are unsociable. When they say Really it is because they think they are so smart that they had already stereotyped you as one or the other but after asking you that question are surprised to find that they were wrong.