If the population of the earth was reduced to that of a small town with 100 residents it would consist of:
57 Asians 21 Europeans 14 Americans(North and South) 8 Africans.
52 would be female and 48 male.
30 would be caucasians and 70 non caucasians
89 would be heterosexuals and 11 homosexuals
6 would own 59% of the world's wealth and they would all be from the USA.
80 would have bad living conditions
70 would be uneducated
1 would die
2 would be born
1 would have a computer
1 will have higher education.
When you look at the world from this point of view you can see there is a real need for compassion, understanding, patience and education.
This morning, if you woke up healthy, or woke up at all, then you are happier than the 1 million people who will not survive the week.
If you have never suffered a war,the horror of a prison cell, the agony of torture or hunger you are happier that 500 million people in the world.
If you can practice your religion without fear of prison or death you are happier than 3 million people in the world.
If there is food in your fridge, you have shoes and clothes, you have a bed and a roof, you are richer than 75% of the people in the world.
If you have a bank account, money in your wallet or some coins in your pocket you belong to the 8% of the people in the world who are well to do.
If you are reading this you are thrice blessed because:
you don't belong to the 200 million people that cannot read
you have access to a computer
someone thinks that you are intelligent enough and compassionate enough to do something about the situation!