daqiao (Bill)
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If we could shrink the earth's population to a village of precisely 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 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 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

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 are more blessed than the million who will not survive the 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 arrest, torture, or 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 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

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.
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