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Thu Feb 21, 2019, 11:50 PM

How Many People Do You Meet In A Lifetime?

Here is a fun exercise that stems from a conversation I had with a student. We were discussing how many people lived in the Denver metro area (2.8 million). That's a lot of people. How many of them do you think you can meet in a lifetime?

I teach at the community college, so I have the opportunity to meet a lot of people. But let's see how it breaks down.

Suppose 20 students per class X 6 classes per year (the maximum number I can have) X 10 years = 1,200 people (class sizes can be a lot smaller, so I'm just going to use this number for the purpose of my argument).

So in ten years, I have met approximately 0.04% of the Denver metro population!

28,000 = 1%, so at the rate of 1,200 people every 10 years, it would take me 230 years to meet 1% of the population I am a part of.

I don't know if this makes me want to get out more or just crawl under the bed and hide.

What percentage of your town/city/metropolis' population do you think you meet in a lifetime?

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2019, 11:51 PM

1. Other than Kevin Bacon?

 

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 12:02 AM

3. Kevin Bacon to Fred Ward (Tremors)

Fred Ward to Wilfred Brimley (Remo). Wilfred Brimley to Brian Dennehy (Cocoon). Brian Dennehy to Proudlib (Movie in My Mind).

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2019, 11:52 PM

2. As few as possible.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 06:14 PM

4. It's hard to say because when I see someone walking towards me I turn and walk the other way.

The older I get the less I like to be around people, just animals.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2019, 08:17 AM

5. So very few

But I'm making myself known to more and more DUers (and they'll understand why I'm so awkward in person).


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