If you could fit the entire population of the world into a village consisting of 100 people,maintaining the proportions of all the people living on Earth, that village would consist of 57 Asians, 21 Europeans, 14 Americans and 8 Africans.
There would be: 52 women and 48 men; 30 Caucasians and 70 non; 30 Christians and 70 non; 89 heterosexuals and 11 homosexuals.
6 people would posessess 59% of the wealth and they would all come from the USA. 80 would live in poverty; 70 would be illiterate; 50 would suffer from hunger and malnutrition; 1 would be dying while another would be being born; 1 would own a computer and only ONE would have a college degree.
Consider the following:
If you woke up this morning in good health, you have more luck than 1 MILLION people, who won’t live through the week.
If you have never experienced the horror of war, the solitude of prison, the pain of torture, or have never been close to starvation, you are better off than 500 MILLION people.
If you can go to your place of worship w/o fear that somone will assault or kill you, then you are luckier than 3 BILLION people. (almost half of the world population)
If you have a full fridge, clothes on your back, a roof over your head and a place to sleep, you are wealthier than 75% of the world’s population.
If you currently have money in the bank, in your wallet and a few coins in your pocket or purse, you are one of 8 of the priveleged few amongst the 8 people in your village.
If your parents are still alive and are still married, you are a rare individual. Finally, if you are reading this, you don’t comprise of one of the 2 billion people who can’t read.
So…as cheesy as this is ;)