Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Let's Get Things In To Perspective

If we could shrink the earth's population to a village of precisely
100 people, with all the existing human ratios remaining the same, it
would look something like the following: There would be:

57 Asians, 21 Europeans, 14 from the Western Hemisphere, both
north and south, 8 Africans.
52 would be female, 48 would be male.
70 would be non-white, 30 would be white.
70 would be non-Christian, 30 would be Christian.
89 would be heterosexual, 11 would be homosexual.
6 people would possess 59% of the entire world's wealth.
80 would live in substandard housing.
70 would be unable to read.
50 would suffer from malnutrition.
1 would be near death; 1 would be near birth.
1 (yes, only 1) would have a college education.
1 would own a computer.

When one considers our world from such a compressed perspective, the
need for
becomes glaringly apparent.

The following is also something to ponder...
If you woke up this morning with more health than are more blessed than the million who will not survive this week.
If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of are ahead of 500 million people in the world.

If you can attend a church meeting without fear of harassment, arrest,
torture, or death ... you are more blessed than three billion people
in the world.
If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to are richer than 75% of this world.

If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish someplace ... you are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy.
If your parents are still alive and still married... you are very rare.

If you can read this message, you just received a double blessing in that someone was thinking of you, and furthermore, you are more blessed than over two billion people in the world that cannot read at all.

Someone once said: What goes around comes around. So

Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like no body's watching.
Sing like no body's listening.
Live like its Heaven on Earth.


  1. Ouah do we know that we are so forunate to be:
    able to read.
    well nurtured.
    have a college education.
    own a computer.

    Where did you get those data? they are very interesting.

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  3. Humbling.....where did you get the info please?

  4. Ladies I think it was emailed to me quite a while ago and I had saved it...When I was searching for some thing else the other day I came across it and thought it was worth sharing...sorry I cannot be more helpful...