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:
14 from the Western Hemisphere, both north and south
52 would be female
would be male
70 would be non-white
30 would be white
70 would be non-Christian
would be Christian
89 would be heterosexual
11 would be homosexual
6 people would possess
59% of the entire world's
wealth and all 6 would be from the United States.
80 would live in substandard
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
one considers our world from such a compressed perspective, the need
for both acceptance, understanding and education
becomes glaringly apparent.
The following is also something to ponder...
If you woke up this morning
with more health than illness...you are more
blessed than the million who will not survive this week.
you have never experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of
imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs
of starvation ... you are
ahead of 500 million people in the world.
If you can attend a place of worship
without fear of harassment, arrest,
torture, or death...you are more blessed than three billion people in the
you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead
and a place to sleep...you are richer than
75% of this world.
If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish
are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy.
If your parents are still alive and still married...you are very
in the United States and Canada.
can read this message, you are more blessed than over
two billion people in the world that cannot read at all.