Monday, June 25, 2007

You are the luckiest person alive!

There's a report about Earth statistics in year 2007 that says if the population of the Earth was reduced to that of a small town with 100 people, it would look something like this:
  • 80% would have bad living condition
  • 70% would be uneducated
  • 50% underfed
  • 1 would die
  • 2 would be born
  • 1 would have a computer
  • 1 (only one) will have higher education
When you look at the world from this point of view, you can see there is a real need for solidarity, understanding, patience and education. Also think about the following:
  • This morning, if you woke up healthy, then you are happier than the 1 million people that will not survive next week.
  • If you never suffered a war, the loneliness of the jail cell, the agony of torture, or hunger, you are happier than 500 million people in the world.
  • If you can live life without fear of jail or death, you are happier then 3 million people in the world.
  • If there is a food in your fridge, you have shoes and clothes, you have bed and a roof, you are richer then 75% of the people in the world.
  • If you have bank account, money in your wallet and some coins in the money-box, you belong to the 8% of the people on the world, who are well-to-do.
If you read this you are three times happier than before, because:
  • somebody wants you to read this.
  • you don't belong to the 200 million people that cannot read.
  • and... you have a computer!
As somebody once said:
  • Work, as if you don't need money,
  • Love, as if you've never been hurt,
  • Dance, as if nobody can see you
  • Sing, as if no one can hear,
  • Live, as if the Earth was a heaven.