The Global Village: What It Looks Like
If we could shrink down the Earth's population to a single village of precisely 100 people, with all the existing human ratios remaing the same, it would look like this:
There would be 57 Asians, 21 Europeans, 14 from the Western hemisphere (North & South America), and 8 Africans.
51 would be female; 49 would be male.
70 would be non-white, 30 would be white.
70 would be non-Christian; 30 would be Christian.
50% of the entire world's wealth would be in the hands of only 6 people, all six would be from the United States.
80 would live in substandard housing.
70 would be unable to read this note.
50 would be suffering from malnutrition.
1 would be near death, 1 would be near birth.
Only 1 would have a college education.
Not one would have a computer.
When one considers our world from such an incredibly compressed perspective, the need for tolerance, understanding and compassion becomes glaringly apparent.