For you, which things do you consider needs, and which things do you
1) school uniforms
2) clean air
4) a computer connected to the internet
5) a job
7) many friends
8) some land to use for yourself or your family
9) lots of nature near where you live
10) some farm animals (pigs, cows, chickens)
11) a pet
12) a vacation
14) daily exercise
15 ) a religion (God)
17) a boyfriend or girlfriend
18) fashionable clothing
19) a T.V.
20) a cell phone
21) clean water
22) a doctor that you can afford
23) a car
24) public transportation (trains, buses)
25) a close local community
26) a close family who all live in the same place
27) a bath or shower in your house
28) a toilet in your house
29) a smile on your face
30) an elementary school education
31) a junior high school education
32) a high school education
33) a university education
34) other schools (Juku)
Different societies, different
U.S. and Canada = 5.3 liters of oil per person per day.
Rest of the World = 760 cc per day.
U.S. = over 3500 calories per day.
Japan, Bali = 2500-3000 calories per day.
Electricity (kWh) per person per year:
U.S. = 13,242
Japan = 7,846
Indonesia (Bali) = 440
U.S. = 20 tons per person per year.
Japan = 9.4 tons per person per year.
World average = 3.1 tons per person per year.
When I went to Bali, I was
thinking about the differences in needs and wants between people in
Japan, the U.S. and Bali. I often wondered who is really more
happy, more healthy, and so on.....