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A Whole World Perspective
September 9, 2012, 3:27 am
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One of my Facebook friends posted this.  It certainly gives a better world perspective than we, as selfish Americans, would ever begin to think about.  So please, put down your selfish ways for just a few moments and take this in….

If you could fit the entire population of the world into a village consisting of 100 people, maintaining the proportions of all the people living on Earth, that village would consist of:

57 Asians

21 Europeans

14 Americans (North, Central and South)

8 Africans

There would be

52 women

48 men

30 Caucasians

70 non-Caucasians

30 Christians

70 non-Christians

89 heterosexuals

11 homosexuals

Six people would possess 59% of the wealth, and they would all come from the USA.

80 would live in poverty

70 would be illiterate

50 would suffer from hunger and malnutrition

  1 would be dying

  1 would be being born

  1 would own a computer

  1 would have a university degree

If we looked at the world this way, the need for acceptance and understanding would be obvious. But consider again the following:

If you woke up this morning in good health, you have more luck than one million people, who won’t live through the week.

If you have never experienced the horror of war, the solitude of prison, the pain of torture, or were not close to death from starvation, then you are better off than 500 million people.

If you can go to your place of worship without fear that someone will assault or kill you, then you are luckier than 3 billion people.

If you have a full fridge, clothes on your back, a roof over your head, and a place to sleep, you are wealthier than 75% of the world’s population.

If you currently have money in the bank, in your wallet, and a few coins in your purse, you are one of 8 of the privileged few amongst the 100 people in the world.

If your parents are still alive and still married, you are a rare individual.

 

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