Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Healthier, wealthier, but no wiser

Poor Richard tells us, "Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise."

Well, two out of three ain't bad, I guess.

Over the past 200 years, people around the globe have grown healthier and wealthier. Sadly, we are no wiser.

A fascinating live chart:

Back to Poor Richard to close:
If what most men admire, they would despise,
’Twould look as if mankind were growing wise.