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Astro's Beard
7th March 2001, 03:07 PM
Reality check...

If we could shrink the Earth's population to a village
of precisely 100 people, with all the human ratio's remaining the same, it
would look something like the following:
THERE WOULD BE:
57 Asians
21 Europeans
14 from the Western Hemisphere, both North & South
8 Africans
52 would be female
48 would be male
70 would be non-white
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% of the entire world's
wealth and all 6 would
be from the US
80 would be living 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

When one considers our world from such a compressed
perspective, the need
for acceptance, understanding, and education becomes
glaringly apparent.
The following is also something to ponder...
If you woke up this morning with more health than
illness...you are more
blessed 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 more blessed than three
billion people in the
world.
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 worlds
wealthy.
If your parents are still alive and still
married...you are very rare, even
in the United States and Canada.
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.
Someone once said: What goes around comes around.
Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching.
Sing like nobody's listening.
Live like it's Heaven on Earth.

It's National Friendship Week. Send this to everyone
you consider a FRIEND.
Pass this on, and brighten someone's day.
Nothing will happen if you do not decide to pass it
along. The only thing
that will happen, if you DO pass it on, is that
someone might smile because
of you.
Happy friendship week xx

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da lisa
7th March 2001, 03:43 PM
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To all of you out there!

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Loves,

Lisa

bg/jill
7th March 2001, 03:56 PM
Awww...Well it certainly made me think...:-).....nice one AB...

jilly

Vallie
7th March 2001, 05:30 PM
Wow, that was great! Thanks for sharing AB sure makes me think about things!!!

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Big love to all xxxxx

ogm
7th March 2001, 05:43 PM
thanks astro beard makes me realise how lucky i am

Homely Girl
7th March 2001, 08:45 PM
Great words there...I am always thanking god for my life.....Me and mine are very lucky and we should never take it for granted. Our Health, Wealth & Happiness can be taken away in an instant. Treasure each day as a bonus and just hope that tommorow comes.

Noodle
8th March 2001, 06:16 PM
nice !

was part of that from an email sent into a magazine??????
Just curious...