Saturday, May 30, 2009

An Interesting Way to Look At Statistics

The Richest 1%
If we could shrink the earth's population to a village of precisely 100 people with all the existing human ratios remaining the same, the world 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
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
You own a computer or at the very least have consistent access to one.
You are among the world's wealthiest 1%
With all of the bills and the stress, life doesn't feel that way does it?
Maybe that's just because you don't know how blessed you are.Wake Up!

6 comments:

Seane-Anna said...

An interesting read indeed. I especially like that the 6 people who own 59% of the wealth are ALL Americans. Thank God I'm an American!

Linda said...

Thanks for visiting, Seane-Anna! Come back again.

I'm glad I'm an American too!

elwoodin said...

This is a fantastic post Linda. I wonder what that makes me. My household has 5 computers. Two Mac's, one Dell PC and two laptops.....I must be really rich. But on the brighter side, the two mac's being mine, I don't feel rich, but I feel so blessed to be in this great country.

Seane-Anna said...

You're welcome, Linda! I'll be back and I've added you to my blogroll. Cheers!

Linda said...

Hey, Elwoodin,
Thanks for the compliment. I wish I could say I did the research all by myself, but, alas, I just copied and pasted.

We also have more than one computer, a little $ in the bank, an almost brand new vehicle that we don't owe anything on, enough to eat (probably way too much) and a roof over our heads.

We also, are proud to be Americans, and blessed to live here.

Southern Drawl said...

This is an amazing piece. Really makes one think.