Published on: September 18, 2021
The UN estimates that around 385,000 babies are born each day around the world (140 million a year). This number will remain relatively stable in the 50 years from 2020 to 2070. From 2070 to 2100, the number will decline to around 356,000 (130 million a year).
The crude birth rate is 18.2 births per 1,000 population or 267 births globally per minute or 4.5 births every second (2018 estimate)-theworldcounts.com
Be fruitful and multiply! That's our objective as a human, right? To multiply, to increase the population until there is no space for another batch. Just imagine such number per day, isn't that spectacular? I am wowed the first time I heard about it but yeah, it's sort of reasonable considering the massive landmasses of Earth- and its currrent number of pop.
Consulting to theworldcounts.com to verify and seek for reliable information, I saw that large number to be today's number of births growth around the world.
Are you thinking what is the life that awaits these little blessings? Coz I do. I've been wondering. Since the very day that I knew my life wouldn't be likeable enough.
They belong to a very rich family.
They belong to a middle class family
They belong to a lower class or poor family
Is there a difference whichever family those kids belong to? Of course! Big time. In every aspect they do have differences. The amount of privileges, to needs and wants, education/career path, and financial capacity slash purchasing/spending power. All of those mentioned, especially privileges vary depending on which family these kids belong to.
In education, we should be realistic. Those who can afford to, gets the best education. Children whose parents can afford to send them to the best school do not worry about anything else compared to those poor ones who would rather struggle to apply for scholarships or even just to qualify to reputable schools in the city. It may not apply in your country but it is in mine. You can clearly see the struggle of children from poor families when it comes to acquiring good education. It requires you exceptional intelligence, so how about the average? That's why most who didn't able to complete education belongs to the poor side of the world.
In terms of needs and wants, rich children have the golden spoon (I'm not generalizing) that when they put their fingers on it, they'll have it. While underprivileged ones will likely to die wishing to be able to have those they can't afford.
At a young age, they might not feel it. They might not notice how privileged or underprivileged they are until they reach the age that reality can hurt them. Once they see the difference, until they understand the life they are living...
Those two would be the perfect words to describe their lives.
That's how they'll see their lives. Theirs are worst while others's are better, a hundred folds. This is not a joke. This is not a lie. I've heard few more kids, I heard how they wish to have another life, a change of life because their present is unfavorable. Too bad...I continue to hear cries of children, I continue to see the pity and envy in their eyes, I can't see the contentment...or am I too blindsided by the truth...
Once upon a time, you belonged to those newborn kids, my question would be. "Do you like the life that awaited you?"
I will end this article in a good way.
"If you were given an unwanted and unfavorable life, you were given the chance to live, to change it. Now, change it."
Lead image- by Fabio Comparelli
The sad thing about being in the lower class is the lackness of privilege.