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Monday, February 14, 2011

INTERESTING STATISTICS

If you can read this, you should read this ...
and then be thankful and grateful.
Then perhaps try to do something
for someone not so fortunate.

If we could shrink the earth's population
to a village of precisely 100 people
with all the existing human ratios remaining the same,
it would look something like the following:

There would be:
57 Asians
21 Europeans
14 from the Western Hemisphere
(both North and South America)
8 Africans
52 would be female
48 would be male
70 would be non-white
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% 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 near birth
1 (yes, only 1) would have a college education
1 would own a computer

When one considers our world
from such a compressed perspective,
the need for acceptance, understanding
and education becomes glaringly apparent.


The following is also something to ponder:

If you woke up this morning
with more health than illness,
you are more blessed than
the 1 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 more blessed than
three billion people in the world.

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 for the United States and Canada.

If you can read this message,
you just received
a double blessing in that
someone was thinking of you,
and furthermore,
you are more blessed than over
two billion people in the world
that cannot read at all.


Someone once said:
"What goes around comes around."


Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching.
Sing like nobody's listening.
Live like it's Heaven on Earth.
(Think about this last one very hard)

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