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  1. #1
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    Apr 2003
    This Cold World
    If we could shrink the earth's population to a village of precisely
    100 people, with all the existing human ratios remaining the same, it would look something like the following:

    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-white
    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% of the entire world's wealth and 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 near birth
    1 (yes, only 1) would have a college education
    1 would own a computer

    When one considers our world from such a compressed perspective, the need for acceptance, understanding and education becomes glaringly apparent.

    The following is also something to ponder...
    If you woke up this morning with more health than illness... you are more blessed 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 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 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 your parents are still alive and still married ... you are very rare, even in the United States and Canada.

    If you can read this message, you just received a double blessing in that someone was thinking of you, and furthermore, you are more blessed than over two billion people in the world that cannot read at all.

    Someone once said: What goes around comes around.

    Work like you don't need the money.
    Love like you've never been hurt.
    Dance like no-one's watching.
    Sing like no-one's listening.
    Live like it's Heaven on Earth.

    By the way I didn't write that but I just wanted to pass it on to other people. It really make's you think doesn't it.

  2. Lounge   -   #2
    this kinda sounds like the emails i always get sent from friends (they always seem to be female for some reason (the friends, not the emails))
    good point though
    p.s. your sig is great

  3. Lounge   -   #3
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    Apr 2003
    Yikes, this world's more f***ed up than should be possible, I think I'll print that one up. Peace.

  4. Lounge   -   #4
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    Apr 2003
    England, UK
    I've heard that before... It really makes you think how lucky we are...

  5. Lounge   -   #5
    DarthInsinuate's Avatar Died in battle
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    Jan 2003
    Arkham Asylum
    nice post, which doesn't involve spam

    but one important thing to remember: don't reduce everyone to a bunch of percentages
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