Thursday, June 23, 2011

How We're Chillin...

When I took a look at the difference in the amount of leisure between those employed / unemployed and educated / uneducated, I was reminded of the old adage "cash rich, time poor". And apparently I watch a LOT less TV than most (actually... this may average out during football season) and spend WAY too much time on the computer.



Source: BLS

6 comments:

Reinumag said...

Only women do any sports at all in US?? This is odd.

Anonymous said...

I don't really know what you can do about this but many of the charts and graphs you produce are absolute murder for a colorblind person like myself. I cannot read this chart. To give you an idea of what I mean these bars look like one color until they hit the orange bit for "reading".

Well, at least I think it's orange. You catch my meaning.

Jake said...

Reinumag- fixed... missed a cell.

Anon- apologies, but tough do have all the categories in one color.

getyourselfconnected said...

I gave up on watching TV when "Rome" went out. Cannot believe all the wasted time people spend on watching TV. If it ever stops raining this spring/summer I will be fishing like a madman.

Great post, reminds me of this story (sorry, long comment via paste):
One day a fisherman was lying on a beautiful beach, with his fishing pole propped up in the sand and his solitary line cast out into the sparkling blue surf. He was enjoying the warmth of the afternoon sun and the prospect of catching a fish.

About that time, a businessman came walking down the beach, trying to relieve some of the stress of his workday. He noticed the fisherman sitting on the beach and decided to find out why this fisherman was fishing instead of working harder to make a living for himself and his family. "You aren't going to catch many fish that way," said the businessman to the fisherman. "You should be working rather than lying on the beach!"

The fisherman looked up at the businessman, smiled and replied, "And what will my reward be?" "Well, you can get bigger nets and catch more fish!" was the businessman's answer. "And then what will my reward be?" asked the fisherman, still smiling. The businessman replied, "You will make money and you'll be able to buy a boat, which will then result in larger catches of fish!" "And then what will my reward be?" asked the fisherman again. The businessman was beginning to get a little irritated with the fisherman's questions. "You can buy a bigger boat, and hire some people to work for you!" he said.

"And then what will my reward be?" repeated the fisherman. The businessman was getting angry. "Don't you understand? You can build up a fleet of fishing boats, sail all over the world, and let all your employees catch fish for you!" Once again the fisherman asked, "And then what will my reward be?" The businessman was red with rage and shouted at the fisherman, "Don't you understand that you can become so rich that you will never have to work for your living again! You can spend all the rest of your days sitting on this beach, looking at the sunset. You won't have a care in the world!"

The fisherman, still smiling, looked up and said, "And what do you think I'm doing right now?"


Love it.

Jake said...

Awesome and remarkably relevant to me right now. Thanks for sharing.

getyourselfconnected said...

No problem, I was going to leave a tiny url but figured you may not check it. So glad you liked it.

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