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Posted: 14 March 2008 at 10:27am | IP Logged
If The Earth was A Village!

If we could shrink the earth's population to village of precisely 100 people, with all the existing human ratio 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 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 many others. 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 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, 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.

Someone once said: What goes around comes around.

Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching.
Sing like nobody's listening.
Live like it's Heaven on Earth.

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Posted: 14 March 2008 at 11:19am | IP Logged
Some of the figures are suprising like 1 would have college education




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Posted: 14 March 2008 at 2:17pm | IP Logged
wow another nice message ! i now really appreciate how well im blessed Embarrassed




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Posted: 17 March 2008 at 10:06am | IP Logged
tfs... some surprising stats! Embarrassed

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