If we could, at this time, shrink the Earth's population to a village of precisely 100 people, with all existing human ratios remaining the same, it would look like this:
There would be:
14 from the Western Hemisphere (North and South)
70 would be non-white
70 would be non-Christian
50% of the entire world wealth would be in the hands of only 6 people!
All 6 would be citizens of the United States!
70 would be unable to read!
50 would suffer from malnutrition!
80 would live in sub-standard housing!
1 would be near death, 1 would be near birth!
1 would have a college education!
No one would own a computer!
When one considers our world from such an incredibly compressed perspective, the need for both tolerance and understanding becomes glaringly apparent.
There is much we can learn from this Summary of the World!
Lessons about sharing and caring abound!
What I got out of it right away was a feeling of deep gratitude for all that I have and how good things are in my life!