Friday, November 15, 2013

Food for Thought

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If we could Shrink the World
If we could shrink the earth to a village with a population of precisely 100 people with all the existing human ratios remaining the same, 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-Christian
30 would be Christian
70 would be non-white
30 would be white
89 would be heterosexual
11 would be homosexual
6 people would possess 59% of the entire world’s wealth and would be from the United States
80 would live in sub-standard 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 we consider our world from such a compressed perspective, the need for acceptance, understanding and education becomes glaringly apparent.
It 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, 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 the 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 worlds wealthy.
(Found at the Eden Project)

1 comment:

  1. I am printing this off and putting it on my refrigerator as a reminder to my kids about how beyond blessed they (and we) are. Thanks, Sola!

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