It is not because things are difficult that we dare not venture.
It is because we dare not venture that they are difficult.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

A Summary of the World

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:
57 Asians
21 Europeans
14 from the Western Hemisphere (North and South)
8 Africans

70 would be non-white
30 white

70 would be non-Christian
30 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!

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