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September 07, 2005

"The Miniature Earth" - (Re-post)

Humanity 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:

61 Asians
12 Europeans
14 Americans (from North and South America)
13 Africans
01 Australian (Oceania)

50 women
50 men

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.

This is a Re-post from 2003. (Thank you, A., for suggesting a full post for this link.) Many More Unusual Links About The People in the World Here

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Comments

Good post. We should see this often so that we are made think about it to keep our perspective in order.

Thanks!

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