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The Global Village - An eye-opening perspective

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posted on Dec, 8 2009 @ 07:52 PM
I received this email from my Mum...and found it fairly interesting and worthwhile of sharing on ATS...

If you could fit the entire population of the world into a village consisting of 100 people, maintaining the proportions of all the people living on Earth, that village would consist

57 Asians
21 Europeans
14 Americans (North, Central and South)
8 Africans

There would be:
52 women and 48 men
30 Caucasians and 70 non-Caucasians
30 Christians and 70 non-Christians
89 heterosexuals and
11 homosexuals

6 people would possess 59% of the wealth and they would all come from the USA
80 would live in poverty 
70 would be illiterate
50 would suffer from hunger and malnutrition
1 would be dying
1 would be being born
1 would own a computer
1 (yes, only one) would have a university degree

If we looked at the world in this way, the need for acceptance and understanding would be obvious.

But, consider again the following:

If you woke up this morning in good health, you have more luck than one million people, who won’t live through the week.

If you have never experienced the horror of war, the solitude of prison, the pain of torture, were not close to death from starvation, then you are better off than 500 million people.

If you can go to your place of worship without fear that someone will assault or kill you, then you are luckier than 3 billion (that’s right) people.

If you have a full fridge, clothes on your back, a roof over your head and a place to sleep, you are wealthier than 75% of the world’s population.

If you currently have money in the bank, in your wallet and a few coins in your purse, you are one of 8 of the privileged few amongst the 100 people in the world.

So just how lucky are you?

MODS - Feel free to move this thread if it's in the wrong section.

[edit on 8/12/09 by CHA0S]

posted on Dec, 8 2009 @ 08:18 PM
i'd say more than 1 would own a computer today. was this made in like 1997?

posted on Dec, 8 2009 @ 08:22 PM
reply to post by CHA0S

Thanks CHA0S this thread really puts things in perspective.

I'm currently unemployed but, I have clothes on my back, a full fridge and a roof over my head so I guess I ain't doing that bad. I even have enough money to get the kids some good stuff for Christmas.

posted on Dec, 8 2009 @ 08:31 PM
reply to post by Donnie Darko

i'd say more than 1 would own a computer today. was this made in like 1997?
If you shrank the population to 100 people but kept everything proportional...I'd say yes...only 1 of those 100 people would own a computer...

It was in a power-point format, and the properties of the file state:

Created: 12/08/2002, 19:45:26, Hector
Modified: 14/01/2008, 20:27:38, Yvette

So...I'd say it's still 1 person...2 if your lucky...

reply to post by FortAnthem

Thanks CHA0S this thread really puts things in perspective.

No problem, hope you and your kids have a good Christmas.

[edit on 8/12/09 by CHA0S]

posted on Dec, 9 2009 @ 12:39 AM
Wait ... so you would say only 70 million people in the world own a computer?

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