I hope you'll take the time to try this little exercise.
Just do some counting and add up your points.
You may want to go grab a pen and piece of paper first.
And maybe a calculator.
Do you have a roof over your head? if yes… 5.00
Is your house heated? if yes... 1.00
Do you have A/C in your house? if yes... 1.00
Number of cars you own x 4.00
Number of beds in your house x 2.00
Number of toilets in your house x 3.00
Number of water taps/faucets x 3.00
Number of showers per week x .50
Number of phones you own x 1.00
Each computer you own x 2.00
Hours you’re online per week x .25
Each TV you own x 1.00
TV hours watched per week x .25
Number of videotapes x .05
Number of CDs or DVDs x .10
Each item of clothing x .01
Pairs of shoes x .25
Number of loads of laundry per week x 1.00
Number of electric appliances x .50
Number of plates or bowls in kitchen x .01
Number of meals you eat in a day x 1.00
Every vitamin you take daily x .05
Number of daily glasses of water x .25
Every year of school you’ve attended x 1.00
My total is 66.80
Joe’s is 24.34
What’s your total?
(From Joel Vestal's book, Dangerous Faith, with a few modifications)