Friday, November 20, 2009

Food for Thought: Village of 100 People

This was interesting when I saw it. And as u kno, I aspire to either entertain or enlighten with each blog. I hope this one will enlighten you and help us become more tolerant of other cultures. It's a study if the world's population were reduced to 100 people with the same proportions as the current population.

If the World were 100 P
50 would be female
50 would be male

30 would be children
There would be 70 adults,
14 of whom would be 65 and older

There would be:
30 Whites
70 Non-whites

There would be:
61 Asians
12 Europeans
14 Africans
8 Latin Americans (Central & South Americans combined)
5 Americans & Canadians combined

There would be:
31 Christians
21 Muslims
14 Hindus
6 Buddhists
12 people who believe in other religions
16 people who not be aligned with a religion

17 would speak Chinese
8 would speak Hindustani
8 would speak English
7 would speak Spanish
4 would speak Arabic
4 would speak Russian
52 would speak other languages

82 would be able to read and write; 18 would not
However, only 7 are educated above an 8th grade level

1 would have a college education
24 don't have any electricity
1 would OWN a computer
12 have computer access, only 3 of which have Internet access

75 people would have some supply of food and a place to
shelter them from the wind and the rain, but 25 would not
56 have no sanitation
9 are disabled
1 has AIDS

1 would be dying of starvation
20would be undernourished
15 would be overweight

83 would have access to safe drinking water
17 people would have no clean, safe water to drink

6 of them (all from the US) control 60% of the village's wealth
16 live on $1 a day or less
33 live on $2 a day or less
20 use 80% of the village's energy

only 25 have a refrigerator, clothes, a bed and a roof over their head

Google "Village of 100 people" or go to to see the video and stats

Remember how fortunate how are and how much of the world is different from you. Take care of yourself but never forget others.

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