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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Facts that are not so fun

The United States of America is a materially opulent country. In the Bhagavad Gita Krishna says that material consciousness promotes base qualities such as lust, anger, pride, arrogance, greed, conceit, harshness etc. Because of such base qualities people can cause harm to others and to oneself. It also is an indication that economic development does not lead to a happy ending. Unless one has saintly qualities such as simplicity, truthfulness, freedom from anger, compassion to all beings, humility, forgiveness etc one cannot impart benefit to oneself and the society. Such qualities can be cultivated only if an individual is genuinely God conscious and is a humble caretaker of the creation of God.

Below are some statistics that show how material opulence can lead to social and moral degradation what to speak of spiritual. Any genuine and thoughtful person should take note. If a person sincerely inquires about Krishna consciousness, then such social and moral problems can be checked, in fact averted. There is no other way! Chant Hare Krishna!
  1. The United States has the highest rate of illegal drug use in the entire world.
  2. The United States has the highest divorce rate in the world by a very wide margin.
  3. The United States has the highest child abuse death rate on the entire globe.
  4. The United States has the highest teen pregnancy rate on the entire globe.
  5. According to one study, one out of every four teen girls in the United States has at least one sexually transmitted disease.
  6. Every single day, more than 3,000 American babies are killed by abortion that is more than million abortions per year. One study found that 86 percent of all abortions are done for the sake of convenience.
  7. The average American family purchases 200 pounds of meat per family member each year.
  8. Large numbers of cows that are killed for hamburger meat in America stand ankle-deep in their own manure all day long.
  9. Of all the major industrialized nations, America is the most obese (36% of Americans are considered obese). 
  10. The United States produces more pornography than any other nation has in the history of the world. One survey found that an astounding 30 percent of all Internet traffic now goes to pornography websites.
  11. The average American watches 28 hours of television every week.
  12. U.S. corporations sell more fast food and more soda than anyone else in the world by a very wide margin. The average American drinks more than 600 sodas every single year.  That is by far the most in the world.
  13. Consumer debt in America has increased by a staggering 1700% since 1971. There is more credit card debt in America than anywhere else in the world.
  14. There is more mortgage debt in America than anywhere else in the world.
  15. There is more student loan debt in America than anywhere else in the world.
  16. Americans take more prescription drugs than anyone else on the planet. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (a Federal Organization), the percentage of Americans that say that they have taken a prescription drug within the last month has risen to almost 50 percent.
  17. Research has found that more than 20 percent of all American adults are taking at least one drug for “psychiatric” or “behavioral” disorders.
  18. The percentage of women taking antidepressants in America is higher than in any other country in the world.
  19. According to the National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, 36 million Americans have abused prescription drugs at some point in their lives.

Hare Krishna


Mata Ana said...

Love if you could post this in its entirety on my facebook so it could get SHARED around.
Annabelle Younger
Anavadyangi dasi

Mata Ana said...

Become my friend on facebook and post the stats on the USA so I can Share it. Thanks
Your servant, Anavadyangi dasi

FACEBOOK: Annabelle Younger

ananda said...

Hare Krishna mataji

I am not sure I know how to do what you said. I am not so good with facebook as I do not use it much. Any chance you can copy and paste the post somewhere on your blog?

Let me know

your servant
ananda jagannath das