During Pilates class yesterday while discussing the dystopian world portrayed in the movie Elysium, one of my students voiced surprise when I spoke of folks living in the sewers of Las Vegas, Nevada. That’s just the tip of the iceberg, folks. According the United Nations Fund for Population Activities, over 800 million people…nearly 1 billion of our fellow humans, or 1 out of 7 of us…live in densely packed slums grafted onto urban cities around the world. Take a few moments to become aware of this reality, to be grateful for what you have, and to think about the future.


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