Tuesday, January 26, 2010
What Is Your Worth?
The U.S. Bureau of Chemistry and Soils invested many hard-eaerned tax dollars to calculate the chemical and mineral composition of the human body, which breaks down as follows:
• 65% Oxygen (worthless - meaning that you're mostly hot air!)
• 18% Carbon (worthless)
• 10% Hydrogen (worthless)
• 3% Nitrogen (good for plant food)
• 1.5% Calcium (worthless)
• 1% Phosphorous (good fertilizer)
• 0.35% Potassium (worthless)
• 0.25% Sulfur (can be used to make that rotten egg smell)
• 0.15% Sodium (salt)
• 0.15% Chlorine (not enough for the backyard pool)
• 0.05% Magnesium (of slight value)
• 0.0004% Iron (I guess we can rust)
• 0.00004% Iodine (sell this to the medical industry)
Our bodies also contain minute quantities of fluorine, silicon, manganese, zinc, copper, aluminum, and arsenic(!).The combined dollar value of these items is less than $1.00. This won't cover the price of the funeral.
Our most valuable asset is our skin. The average person has between fourteen to eighteen square feet of skin on the body.
Based on the selling price of cowhide,k which is approximately $.25 per square foot, the value of an average person's skin is about $3.50.
When we total the monetary value of the elements in our bodies and the value of the average person's skin, we arrive at a net worth of $4.50!
Fortunately, in God's eyes we have a higher value than the collective value of our chemical composition. We are very, very precious because we were made in His image!