Connecticut reality is only 1% of the reality of the U.S. in terms of population. In terms of the world it is .005% (or a mere fraction of global reality).
I think this is important to keep in mind as I try to make meaning of the world in relation to my experiences in Connecticut. It is not the norm of the world, but only a partial perspective of the American experience and even less of a global one.
Perhaps I post this to think about how self important any individual becomes in relation to the large scale realities of a complex world. As I write this watching a movie star on NBC trace his family roots and type on my laptop and sip a glass of wine, I might assume this is what humans do on Friday night, but this is only what one human in a state of three million people does in a nation of 312 million people and in a world of an approaching 7 billion people.
I am just one. In this sense, every perspective of the world is something of a miracle because it can only be original, right?