Have a look at how the world spends money. It definitely reflects certain priorities. What about us personally? How does our spending compare?

(Source: The state of human development, United Nations Human Development Report  from http://www.globalissues.org/issue/235/consumption-and-consumerism

Global Priority $U.S. Billions
Cosmetics in the United States 8
Ice cream in Europe 11
Perfumes in Europe and the US 12
Pet Foods in Europe and the US 17
Military spending in the world 780


Global Priority $U.S. Billions
Basic eduction for all 6
Water and sanitation for all 9
Reproductive health for all woman 12
Basic health and nutrition 13