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If The World Were a Village of 100

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 look something like this…

ETHNICITY:

  • 61 Asians
  • 13 Africans
  • 12 Europeans
  • 8 North Americans
  • 5 South Americans & the Caribbean
  • 1 from Oceania

GENDER:

  • 50 male
  • 50 female

RELIGION:

  • 33 are Christian
  • 21 are Muslims
  • 13 are Hindus
  • 6 are Buddhists
  • 1 is Sikhs
  • 1 is Jewish
  • 11 practice other religions
  • 11 are non-religious
  • 3 are Atheists

SKIN COLOR:

  • 70 non-white
  • 30 white

LANGUAGE:

  • 17 speak Chinese
  • 9 speak English
  • 8 speak Hindi
  • 6 speak Russian
  • 6 speak Spanish
  • 4 speak Arabic
  • 50 speak other languages

FOOD:

  • 30 would always have enough to eat (15 would be overweight)
  • 50 would be malnourished
  • 20 would be undernouished (1 would be dying of starvation)

FREEDOMS:

  • 48 can’t speak, act according to their faith and conscience due to harassment, imprisonment, torture or death
  • 52 can
  • 20 live in fear of death by bombardment, armed attack, landmines, or of rape or kidnapping by armed groups
  • 80 do not

EDUCATION & TECHNOLOGY:

  • 12 are unable to read
  • 1 has a college degree
  • 12 own a computer
  • 8 have an internet connection

HEALTH:

  • 12 are disabled
  • 1 adult has HIV/AIDS

LIVING STANDARDS

  • 43 live without basic sanitation
  • 20 have no clean, safe water to drink
  • 80 live in substandard housing
  • 68 breathe clean air
  • 32 breathe polluted air

MONEY:

  • 6 people own 59% of the world’s wealth (all of them from the United States)
  • 74 people own 39%
  • 20 people share the remaining 2%
  • 21 people live on $1.25 (US) per day or less
  • The village spend $1.24 trillon (US) on military expenditures
  • $100 billion (US) on development aid

If you keep your food in a refrigerator…
…your clothes in a wardrobe…
If you have a bed to sleep in…
…and a roof over your head…
you are richer than 75% of the entire world population.

Appreciate what you have & do your best for a better world.

Thought for the week:

Am I always responsible for my actions?

 

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