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"To us all towns are one, all men our kin.
Life's good comes not from others' gift, nor ill
Man's pains and pains' relief are from within.
Thus have we seen in visions of the wise !."

- Tamil Poem in Purananuru, circa 500 B.C 

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The Global Village 

"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 
8 Africans 
14 would be from the Western Hemisphere, both north and south 

52 would be female 
48 would be male 
70 would be non-white 
30 would be white 
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 (yes, only 1) would have a college education and

1 would own a computer 

When one considers our world from such a compressed perspective, the need for acceptance, understanding and education becomes glaringly apparent. 

The following is also something to ponder... 

If you woke up this morning with more health than illness...you are more blessed than the million who will not survive this week. 

If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation...you are ahead of 500 million people in the world. 

If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep...you are richer than 75% of this world.

If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish someplace ... you are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy. 

If your parents are still alive and still married ... you are very rare, even in the United States and Canada. 

If you can read this message, you just received a double blessing in that someone was thinking of you, and furthermore, you are more blessed than over two billion people in the world that cannot read at all." (contributed by Satyendra Chelvendra)

 

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