Tuesday, September 17, 2002

Found this on the net and I thought I will share it with you all.

If we could shrink the population of the earth to a village of precisely 100 people, with all the existing human ratios remaining the same, it would look like this:

There would be 57 Asians, 21 Europeans, 14 Western Hemisphere people (both North & South Americans), and 8 Africans. Seventy persons would be non-white, 30 would be white, 70 would be non-Christian, and 30 would be Christian.

Fifty percent of the entire world's wealth would be in the hands of only 6 people, and these 6 would all be citizens of the United States. Seventy would be unable to read. Fifty would suffer from malnutrition, 80 would live in substandard housing, and only one would have a university education.

When one considers our world from such an incredibly compressed perspective, the need for both tolerance and understanding becomes glaringly apparent. Don't you think so?


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