A little something to think about, which was forwarded to me by a friend.
If the population of the Earth was reduced to that of a small town with 100 people, it would look something like this:
14 Americans(Northern and Southern)
52 Women, 48 Men
70 Coloured Skins
6 people would own 59% of the whole world wealth and all of them will be from the United States of America.
80 would have bad living conditions.
70 would be uneducated.
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 enter into a church,mosque, or temple without fear of jail or death, you are happier then 3 billion people i n 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 th e 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 blessed because:
1. Somebody just thought of you.
2. You don't belong to the 800 million people who cannot read.
3 .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.
The last bit was a bit too much to take at the end of the mail. A little overboard. But im not going to say anythng silly. Let the words have their effect on you and just say a silent prayer of thanks to your parents and God for making you the way you are.