A Small World After All

6 03 2013

If we could shrink down the Earth’s population to a village of precisely 100 people… with all existing human ratios remaining the same, it would look like this:
There would be 57 Asians, 21 Europeans, 14 from the Western hemisphere (North and South), and 8 Africans.
51 would be female; 49 would be male.
70 would be non-white; 30 white.
70 would be non-Christian; 30 Christian.
50% of the entire world’s wealth would be in the hands of only 6 people and all 6 would be citizens of the United States.
80 would live in substandard housing.
70 would be unable to read.
50 would suffer from malnutrition.
1 would be near death, 1 would be near birth.
Only 1 would have a college education.
No one would own a computer.
When one considers our world from such an incredibly compressed perspective, the need for both tolerance and understanding becomes glaringly apparent.

—Found on the Internet, Christian Reader, Vol. 34.
See: Zephaniah 3:12; Matthew 19:21; Matthew 26:11.

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