The Planet of 100 People
If we could shrink the earth to a village with a population of precisely 100 people, with all existing human ratios remaining the same, there would be:
57 Asians--21 Europeans--8 Africans--14 from the Western hemisphere (both North and South)
52 would be female--48 would be male
70 would be non white--30 would be white
70 would be non Christian--30 would be Christian
89 would be heterosexual--11 would be homosexual
6 would possess 59% of the entire world’s wealth and would be from the United States
80 would live in sub-standard housing
70 would be unable to read
50 would suffer from malnutrition
1 would have a college education
1 would own a computer
If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture or the pangs of starvation the you are ahead of 500 million people in the world.
If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof over your head and a place to sleep you are richer than 75% of the world.
If you have money in the bank, in your wallet and a spare change dish someplace, you are among the top 8% of the world’s wealthy.