Saturday, May 9, 2009

Talk About Perspective...

If we could shrink the earth's population to a village of 100 people, with all the existing human ratios remaining the same, it 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 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 near birth.
1 (yes, only 1) would have a college education.
1 would own a computer.


Lindsay Lou said...

Thats really cool. That would be weird though because everyone would want to use MY computer.(haha)

Anonymous said...

Alyssa those statistics are unreal. Especially the numbers reflecting college graduates, wealth, poverty and sub-standard living. If we feel bad cause we do not have everything we want, we should really be grateful shouldn't we? Dad