The world in perspective

12 februari 2003, 20:57

Hoe zou de wereld er uit zien als we de populatie terugbrengen tot exact 100 mensen?

If we would be able to bring down the population of our planet to exactly 100, with all the current human proportions it would look something like this.

There would be:

57 Asians

21 Europeans

14 Americans, North and South

8 Africans

52 females

48 males

70 coloured people

30 white people

70 non-Christians

30 Christians

89 Heterosexuals

11 homosexuals

6 people would own 59% the entire world?s wealth and they would all live in de United States of America.

80 people would live in unworthy homes

70 people would be illiterate

50 people would suffer from starvation

1 would be nearly dead

1 would be on the verge of being born

1 would have a university degree

1 would own a computer

If we look at our world from this perspective we clearly see the need for respect, acceptation and education

Also think of the following

If you woke up this morning completely healthy you are better of than the million others who will not see the end of the week because of deseases.

If you have never experienced the dangers and terrors of war, the loneliness of prison, the terror of torture or the intense pain of starvation then you are better of than 500 million people in this world.

If you can go to Church without the fear of being harassed, getting arrested, tortured or even killed, then you are better of than 3 billion people in this world.

If you have food in the refigrirator, if you have clothes to wear, if you have a roof over your head, if you have a place to sleep, then you are better of than 75% of the people in this world.

If you have money in the bank and money in your pocket and maybe even saved a little money then you belong to the top 8% of the richest people.

If your parents are still alive and still married then you are an exception.

If you can read this article then you are better of than the 2 billion people who cannot read at all.

Therefore our advice to you is

Work as if you do not need the money

Love like you have never been hurt

Dance as if no-one is watching

Sing as if no-one is listening

Live as if this would be your last day on earth


Marco Derksen
Partner bij Upstream

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