The Global Village.

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

There would be
57 Asians
21 Europeans

14 would be from the Western Hemisphere
both north and south
and 8 would be Africans.

Of those,
52 would be female
48 would be male

70 would be non-white
30 would be white

70 would be non-Christian and 30 would be Christian
89 would be heterosexual
11 would be homosexual.

6 people would possess 59% of the entire worlds wealth.
All 6 people would be from the United States.

80 would live in substandard housing
70 would be unable to read
and 50 would suffer from malnutrition.

1 would be near death; 1 would be near birth.
One (only one) would have a college education
and only 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.

 

These moving words appear on the wall in the entrance hall of
The Eden Project in Cornwall, UK.

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