Sunday, January 27, 2008

Earth Status Report - 2007

If the population of the Earth was reduced to that of a small town with 100 people, it would look something like this?

57% Asians

21% Europeans

14% Americans (northern and southern)

8% Africans

52% women

48% men

70% coloured-skins

30% caucasians

89% heterosexuals

11% homosexuals

6 people would own 59% of the whole world wealth and all of them will be from the United States of America

80% would have bad living conditions

70% would be uneducated

50% underfed

1 would die

2 would be born

1 would have a computer

1 (only one) will have higher education

When you look at the world from this point of view, you can see there is a real need for solidarity, understanding, patience and education?

Also think about the following:

This morning, if you woke up healthy, then you are happier than the 1 million people that will not survive next week.

If you never suffered a war, the loneliness of the jail cell, the agony of torture, or hunger, you are happier than 500 million people in the world.

If you can enter into a church or mosque without fear of jail or death, you are happier then 3 million people in the world.

If there is a food in your fridge, you have shoes and clothes, you have bed and a roof, you are richer then 75% of the people in the world.

If you have bank account, money in your wallet and some coins in the money-box, you belong to the 8% of the people on the world, who are well-to-do.

If you read this you are blessed because:

- you don't belong to the 200 million people that cannot read.

- and you have a computer!


chika said...

yes3edlee el women ana elly aktar men el men! :)

rieaane said...

nice post, so we should say ALHAMDULILLAH we are lucky one!

Zed said...

chick: i like it better that way ;)

rieaane: yes we should, thank God for all that we have

moocherx said...

how many would have a Mac?

or are they a subset of people who can't read...

Zed said...

moocherx: lol

Mrm said...

i thoroughly enjoyed this post...well done!

Ghashiram Kotwal said...

89% heterosexuals
11% homosexuals, eh?
Sorry but your numbers do not map with ours.
Of the 89% why have you left out the bi-sexuals, asexuals and trans gender?