September 07, 2005
"The Miniature Earth" - (Re-post)
If we could turn the population of the earth into a small community of 100 people, keeping the same proportions we have today, it would be something like this:
14 Americans (from North and South America)
01 Australian (Oceania)
67 are not Christian
33 are Christian (Catholics, Protestants and Orthodox)
6 people own 59% of the entire wealth of the community
13 are hungry or malnourished
14 can't read
only 7 are educated at a secondary level
Of the village's total annual expenditures of just over US$ 3,000,000 per year:
US$ 181,000 is spent on weapons and warfare...
US$ 159,000 is spent on education...
US$ 132,000 is spent on health care.
If you keep your food in a refrigerator
And your clothes in a closet
You are richer than 75% of the entire world population.
If you have a bank account
You're one of the 30 wealthiest people in the world.
25 struggle to live on US$ 1.00 per day or less...
47 struggle to live on US$ 2.00 per day or less.
Work with passion
Love without needing to be loved
Appreciate what you have
And do your best for a better world.
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Good post. We should see this often so that we are made think about it to keep our perspective in order.
Posted by: Phoenix at Sep 8, 2005 6:14:23 PM
I probably waste enough each year to keep an entire village fed and clothed. I hope I can change. This is a small planet.
Posted by: barb at Feb 3, 2006 9:44:03 PM