If the world were a village of only 100 people, there would be
- 60 Asians
- 14 Africans
- 12 Europeans
- 8 people from Central and South America, Mexico and the Caribbean,
- 5 from the USA and Canada and
- 1 person from Australia or New Zeland
- 52 women and 38 men
In this 100-person community:
- 80 would live in substandard housing
- 70 would be illiterate
- 50 would suffer from malnutrition
- 33 would not have access to clean, safe drinking water
- 24 people would not have any electricity
- 6 people would own 59% of the entire villages wealth and all 6 would be from the USA
- 1 person would own a computer and
- 1, yes, only one would have a university degree
Please take a moment and think about the following facts:
If you woke up this morning more healthy than sick, you are more blessed than the million people, who won’t survive this week.
If you have never experienced the danger of a battle, the fear and loneliness or imprisonment, the agony or the pain of starvation, you are better off than 500 million people in the world.
If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep, you are more comfortable than 75% of the people in this world.
If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish someplace, you belong to the most privileged 8% in this world.
If you can read this, you are more blessed than over two billion people in the world who cannot read at all.
Be thankful for what you have!