If Earth's population was shrunk into a village of just 100 people, with all the human ratios existing in the world still
remaining, what would this tiny, diverse village look like? That's exactly what Philip M. Harter, a medical doctor at the
Stanford University School of Medicine, attempted to figure out. This is what he found...
57 would be Asian
21 would be European
14 would be from the Western Hemisphere
8 would be African
52 would be female
48 would be male
70 would be nonwhite
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 percent 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 pregnant
1 would have a college education
1 would own a computer
The following is an anonymous interpretation:
Think of it this way.
If you live in a good home, have plenty to eat and can read, you are a member of a very select group. And if you have a good house, food, can read and have a computer, you are among the very elite.
If you woke up this morning with more health than illness ... you are more fortunate 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 death...you are fortunate, more than
three billion people in the world can't.
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.
Sometimes, we all have to stop and realize just how fortunate we are.
(Be thankfull for what you have and where you are. American may not be perfect, but I rather be here than other places...)
Feel free to add....what things make you go hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm