The World Village

If we could shrink the earth's population to a village of precisely 100 people, with all the existing human ratios remaining the same, it would look something like the following:

There would be: 57 Asians, 21 Europeans, 14 from the Western Hemisphere (both north and south) & 8 Africans.

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 people would possess 59% of the entire world's wealth
and all those 6 would be from 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.

1 (yes, only 1) would have a college education.

1 would own a computer.

When one considers our world from such a compressed perspective, the need for acceptance, understanding and education becomes glaringly apparent.

(Author unknown)