If We Could Shrink The World

Here is an Interesting Poem I came across;

“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 both acceptance, understanding and education becomes glaringly apparent.”

2 thoughts on “If We Could Shrink The World

  1. by this poem, international charity organizations and governments should on literacy rates as you say,housing, food nutrition while the Asians should check their population growth

  2. This poem is startling. It’s incredible to think that less than one in 100 people in the world will ever get a college education or own a computer.

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