This Puts Our World Into Perspective.

Discussion in 'Philosophy' started by Superjoint, Jan 16, 2004.

  1. Something to ponder about!

    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 and 8 Africans. 52 would be female, 48 would be male 30 would be white, 70 would be nonwhite 30 would be Christian, 70 would be non-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 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 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 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 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 nobody's watching. Sing like nobody's listening. Live like it's Heaven on Earth.
  2. Thanks for sharing that. I need that posted by my back door so I can see it often.
  3. Thumbs up to that
  4. thnx for that superjoint, i only hope the people who are completely unaware of this read this. perhaps Spirito&Philoso wasnt the best place to reach the people who really need to be reached.


    i may be on the VERY bottom rung of this country, but still miles ahead of tha majority in the world.
    about time something was done about that wouldnt you all think?
  5. I like that. *goes off to post it elsewhere*
  6. Whoa, my life is cool,

    i have never REALLy taken my life for granted, i do live everyday as if its my last wel as much as i can with the material i got.
  7. If you want everyone to realize how lucky they are just take a minute to absorb these two FACTS:

    Half the world's population lives on less than $2 a day. A sixth of the population, more than 1 billion people, lives on less than a dollar a day.
  8. Thats a very interesting read.. we should all be greatfull to be living... it takes such a small amout to live on.. most of us splurge way to much..
  9. That does put things in perspective...

    "I'm rich, byatch!" (from Chappell Show)
  10. all that does is make me realise how utterly shit the world is, it is quite cool that 11% of the world are homosexual. a lot more than i thought.

  11. I think those facts are kinda misleading... cost of living is much cheaper when you live a poor life that requires less then half the things we think we need.

    then agian, that would suck
  12. I got goosbumps reading this

  13. You do realize this encompasses every single cost of living in a day. How ever much stuff you use in the shower, everything you eat, all your bills and utilities, and rent/payments on a house, gasoline and insurance for a car, etc etc etc etc. Obviously a lot of third world countries don't spend money on many of these things and THAT is the POINT.
  14. Hell yea bro!
  15. who wrote the middle part? i remember reading it somewhere i just dont know who it was.
  16. Wonder what some of those numbers look like now.... ten years later...
  17. pretty damm interesting. seems weird to think this was 10 years ago, i was 9 and oblivious to the world in the OP. also wonder what the statistics would be like now, better or worse?
  18. More than one would own a computer. Thats for damn sure.

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