Monday, January 01, 2007

Earth Status Report - 2006

As we near the end of the year, its time for a status report. Here's one for well, the Earth.

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.

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 (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 three times blessed because:

1. somebody just thought of you.

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

3 . and... you have a computer!

This new year, let us all,

Work as if you don't need money
Love as if you've never been hurt,
Dance, as if nobody can see you,
Sing, as if no one can hear,
Live, as if the Earth was a heaven.


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