WORLD PERSPECTIVE

SOURCE: Popularly circulated on the internet in 2001

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 would be
from
the United States. Yes, that's right 6 of the 100 have nearly two thirds.

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 -- simply astounding.

Only 2 would own a computer (more than likely the one that graduated
college)

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



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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.

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 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 sleep...you are richer than 75% of this world.

If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, or spare change in a dish
someplace ... you are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy.

If you can read this message, you just received a double blessing then...
over two billion people in the world that cannot read at all, much less own
a
computer.

Sure puts things in perspective, doesn't it?

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