Thursday, June 22, 2006
This is what the global village really looks like.
- 57 would be Asian.
- 21 would be European.
- 14 would be from the Western Hemisphere.
- 8 would be African.
- 52 would be female.
- 48 would be male.
- 70 would be nonwhite.
- 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 percent of the entire world's wealth.
- All 6 would be from the United States.
- 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 pregnant.
- 1 would have a college education.
- 1 would own a computer.
If you woke up this morning with more health than illness... you are more fortunate 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 fortunate, more than three billion people in the world can't.
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, and spare change in a dish someplace ...you are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy.
If you can read this message, you are more blessed than over two billion people in the world that cannot read at all.
I found the above information here and quoted most of the salient points for its full impact.
It made me think anyway...
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