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If the Earth's Population Shrunk to the size of a Village

 If Earth's population was shrunk into
    a village of just 100 people --- with
  all the human ratios existing in the
  world still remaining --- what would
    this tiny, diverse village look like?
  That's exactly what Philip M. Harter,
    a medical doctor at the Stanford
  University School of Medicine, attempted
  to figure out.  This is what he found
    57 would be Asian
  21 would be European
    14 would be from the Western Hemisphere
  8 would be African
  52 would be female
    48 would be male
    70 would be nonwhite
    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 percent 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 pregnant
    1 would have a college education
  1 would own a computer
    The following is an anonymous interpretation:
  Think of it this way.  If you live in
    a good home, have plenty to eat and can
    read, you are a member of a very select
  group.  And if you have a good house,
    food, can read and have a computer, you
  are among the very elite.
    If you woke up this morning with more
    health than illness ...  you are more
    fortunate 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 a dish
  someplace...you are among the top 8% of
  the world's wealthy.
    If your parents are still alive and
    still married ...  you are very rare,
    even in the United States.
    If you hold up your head with a smile
  on your face and are truly thankful ...
  you are blessed because the majority can,
  but most do not.
    If you can hold someone's hand, hug them
  or even touch them on the shoulder you
  are blessed because you can offer healing
  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.
    Have a good day, count your blessings,
    and pass this along to remind everyone
else how blessed we all are.