Wednesday, October 11, 2006

My li'l brother says ... "Have some perspective"

If the population of the Earth? was reduced to that of a small town with 100 people, it would look something like this:

  • 57 Asians, 21 Europeans, 14 Americans (northern and southern), 8 Africans

  • 52 women, 48 men

  • 70 coloured-skins, 30 caucasians

  • 89 heterosexuals, 11 homosexuals

  • 6 people would own 59% of the whole world wealth and all of them will be from the United States of America

  • 80 would have bad living conditions

  • 70 would be uneducated

  • 50 underfed

  • 1 would die

  • 2 would be born

  • 1 would have a computer

  • 1 (only one) will have higher education

When you look at the world from this point of view, you can see there is a real need for solidarity, understanding, patience and education.

Also think about the following:

  • This morning, if you woke up healthy, then you are happier than the 1 million people that will not survive next week.

  • If you never suffered a war, the loneliness of the jail cell, the agony of torture, or hunger, you are happier than 500 million people in the world.

  • If you can enter into a church (mosque) without fear of jail or death, you are happier than 3 million people i n the world.

  • If there is a food in your fridge, you have shoes and clothes, you have bed and a roof, you are richer then 75% of the people in th e world.

  • If you have bank account, money in your wallet and some coins in the money-box, you belong to the 8% of the people on the world, who are well-to-do.

If you read this you are three times blessed because:
1. somebody just thought of you.
2. you don't belong to the 200 million people that cannot read.
3. and... you have a computer!

As somebody once said:
"- work as if you don't need money,
- love as if you've never been hurt,
- dance, as if nobody can see you,
- sing, as if no one can hear,
- live, as if the Earth was a heaven."

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