Friday, March 27, 2009

I've Got A Lot To Thank Him For

If the World Were a Village of 100 People

If we could reduce the world’s population to a village of precisely 100 people, with all existing human ratios remaining the same, the demographics would look something like this:

· The village would have 60 Asians, 14 Africans, 12 Europeans, 8 Latin Americans, 5 from the USA and Canada, and 1 from the South Pacific
· 51 would be male, 49 would be female
· 82 would be non-white; 18 white
· 67 would be non-Christian; 33 would be Christian
· 80 would live in substandard housing
· 67 would be unable to read
· 50 would be malnourished and 1 dying of starvation
· 33 would be without access to a safe water supply
· 39 would lack access to improved sanitation
· 24 would not have any electricity (And of the 76 that do
· have electricity, most would only use it for light at night.)
· 7 people would have access to the Internet
· 1 would have a college education
· 1 would have HIV
· 2 would be near birth; 1 near death
· 5 would control 32% of the entire world’s wealth; all 5 would be US citizens
· 33 would be receiving --and attempting to live on-- only 3% of the income of “the village”

I saw this posted on another blog(thanks Colby)and have been thinking that I have a lot to be thankful for and that I take so much for granted. How about you?

Its All About HIM


88keysross said...

I participated in this activity at school. i played the part of the oil executive. it was a blast and it really makes you think about all that you have.