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|Some nice statistics|
|03/09/01 at 02:08:29|
|I receieved this as a forward. What do you think?|
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 Phillip 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
70 would be nonwhite
30 would be white
52 would be female
48 would be male
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
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
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
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.
If you hold up your head with a smile on your face and are truly thankful...you are blessed because the majority can, but most do not.
If you can hold someone's hand, hug them or even touch them on the shoulder...you are blessed because you can offer a healing touch.
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.
|Re: Some nice statistics|
|03/09/01 at 09:16:22|
|Ma sha Allah, that sure puts things in perspective, doesn't it?|
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