Solemn Statistics

I read an article from The Guardian titled, 'Richest 1% own half the world's wealth, study finds.' The article included number of statistics that compared the growth of wealth in the top 1% after the financial crisis, to the growth of wealth in the lower-income classes. It also touched on how millennials are doing worse off than their parents. When I read articles like this, that gives a (kind of a) shocking statistical fact and relates it to how it can affect my life, I feel like I stepped on the scale to see that I have gained 20 pounds--solemness.