Earth Status report - 2007
If the population of the Earth was reduced to that of a small town
with 100 people, it would look something like this:
14% Americans (northern and southern)
6 people would own 59% of the whole world wealth
and all of them will be from the United States of America
80% would have bad living conditions
70% would be uneducated
1 would die
2 would be born
1 would have a computer
1 (only one) will have higher education
When you look at the world from this point of view,
you can see there is a real need for solidarity,
understanding, patience and education.
Also think about the following -
This morning, if you woke up healthy, then you are happier
than the 1 million people that will not survive next week.
If you never suffered a war,
the loneliness of the jail cell, the agony of torture,
you are happier than 500 million people in the world.
If you can enter into a church (mosque) without fear of jail or death,
you are happier then 3 million people in the world.
If there is a food in your fridge,
you have shoes and clothes,
you have bed and a roof,
you are richer then 75% of the people in the world.
If you have bank account, money in your wallet and some coins in the money-box,
you belong to the 8% of the people on the world, who are well-to-do.
If you read this you are three times blessed because:
1. somebody just thought of you.
2 . you don't belong to the 200 million people
that cannot read.
3 . and... you have a computer!
As somebody once said:
" - Work as if you don't need money,
- Love as if you've never been hurt,
- Dance, as if nobody can see you,
- Sing, as if no one can hear,
- Live, as if the Earth was a heaven."
If you like, send this to people you call friends.
If you don't send this, nothing will happen. But,
if you send it - someone will smile