Saturday, February 22, 2003

The Miniature eart

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
10 are homosexuals
33 are Christian (Catholics, Protestants and Orthodox)
18 are Muslims
16 are Hindus
16 are non-religious
6 are Buddhists
11 practice other religions
41 live without basic sanitation
16 live without an improved water source
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
only 8 have a computer
only 4 have an internet connection
1 adult, aged 15-49, has HIV/AIDS.


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, If you have a roof over your head, And have a bed to sleep in, 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 haveAnd do your best for a better world

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