My Birthday

Today, I turned 35.

I am now older than what the average life expectancy for people in Swaziland (a small country in Southern Africa) is.

As I don’t feel old and I am still in fine shape physically and mentally, it’s an especially intense contrast. Had I not been lucky enough to be born in Germany, but unlucky enough to be born in Swaziland, I would now be – statistically – dead.

I don’t mean to spoil any party, and I realize that I cannot save the people in Swaziland or any other disadvantaged country. But maybe we could all try a bit harder?
At the very least, we could appreciate our time on this planet more and put it to some meaningful use.

About Andreas Moser

Travelling the world and writing about it. I have degrees in law and philosophy, but I'd much rather be a journalist, a spy or a hobo.
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4 Responses to My Birthday

  1. MARY JANE MAIQUEZ says:

    is this true?????? about the people who lied in swaziland????how sad it is…..it awful

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