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If the World Were a Village of 100 People
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[To all my friends and loved ones]
 
If we could shrink the earth's population to a village of precisely 100 people, 
with all the existing human ratios remaining the same, i
t 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 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.
 
 
The following is also something to ponder...
 
If you woke up this morning with more health than illness ,
 you are more blessed than the million who will not survive this week.
 
If you have never experienced the danger of battle, 
the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation ,
you are ahead of 500 million people in the world.
 
If you can attend a church meeting without fear of harassment, arrest, torture, or death ,
you are fortunate, more than three billion people in the world can't.
 
If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back,
 a roof overhead and a place to sleep ,
you are richer than 75% of this world.
 
If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in dish someplace ,
you are among the top 8% of the world's wealth.
 
If your parents are still alive and still married ,
 you are very rare, even in the United States and Canada.
 
If you can read this message, 
you just received a double blessing in that someone was thinking of you, 
and furthermore, 
you are more blessed than over two billion people in the world that cannot read at all.
 
Someone once said: What goes around comes around.
 
So,
 
Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching.
Sing like nobody's listening.
Live like its Heaven on Earth
 
 
简评:When you are ashamed of your ordinary appearance, 
or dismayed at your mediocre intellect, 
or disappointed at your low oriain, 
have you ever feel an urge to change your current attitude towards life 
when you finish reading this article. 
Once you always quest for happiness, 
but never do you realize that happiness is around you .
It touches your heart when you feel life is empty and down.
 Love your life, my dear friends. 
Life is precious that we should try our best to make it meaningful.
 

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