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Drive your SUVs and be thankful that you were not born over there.

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 and all 6 would be from the United States.

 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 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 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 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 are more blessed than three billion people in the

 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 are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy.

 If your parents are still alive and still are very rare, even
 in the United States and Canada.

 If you can read this message, you are more blessed than over
 two billion people in the world that cannot read at all.


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