Village of 100 people
If we could reduce the world’s population to a village of precisely 100 people, with all existing human ratios remaining the same, the demographics would look something like this:
-5 US Americans and Canadians
-8 Latin Americans
-49 would be female
-51 would be male
-82 would be non-white
-33 would be Christian
-67 would be non-Christian
-5 would control 32% of the entire world’s wealth, and all of them would be US citizens
-80 would live in substandard housing
-24 would not have any electricity
-67 would be unable to read
-1 (only one)
would have a college education.
-50 would be malnourished and 1 dying of starvation
-33 would be without access to a safe water supply
-1 would have HIV
-1 near death
-2 would be near birth
-7 people would have access to the Internet
If to take a look at the world from this condensed perspective, the need for acceptance, understanding and education becomes evident.
Think of it!
If you woke up this morning with more health than sickness, you are luckier than the million that will not survive this week.
If you have never experienced:
a war, a loneliness of an imprisonment, an agony of tortures or a famine you are happier, than 500 million persons in this world.
If you are able to go to church, mosque or synagogue without fear of harassment, arrest, torture or death, you are happier, than 3 billion persons in this world.
If there is a meal in your refrigerator,
if you are dressed and have got shoes,
if you have a bed and a roof above your head,
you are better off, than 75% of people in this world.
If your parents are still alive and still married,
then you are a rarity.
If you have a bank account, money in your purse and there is some trifle in your coin box, you belong to 8% of well-provided people in this world.
If you read this text, you are blessed three times as much
, because Someone has thought of you;
You do not belong to those 2 billion people which cannot read and... you have had your computer!
Someone has told once:
Work like you don't need money,
Love like you've never been hurt,
Dance like nobody's watching,
Sing like nobody's listening,
Be surprised, like you were born yesterday,
Tell the truth and you don't have to remember anything,
Live like it's Heaven on Earth.
This is your World!
Hasten to do good works!
And you are able to make changes!
Think of it!