Saturday, December 12

The skies above by Georgia Peaches on Deviantart
If we could shrink the earth's population
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 would be 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 (yes, only 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.
And, therefore . . .
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 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 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 you can attend a church meeting without fear of harassment, arrest, torture, or death,
 you are more blessed than three billion people in the world.
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 hold up your head with a smile on your face and are truly thankful,
 you are blessed because the majority can, but most do not.
If you can read this message,
 you are more blessed than over two billion people in the world who cannot read at all.
As you read this and are reminded how life is in the rest of the world,
 remember just how blessed you really are

(I feel it doesn't matter whether this article is accurate or not.
For me, the main point is to zoom out from our own little world and think twice before complaining)

Been 4 days since i blogged.
And i'm surprised the readers haven't really dropped much.
Yesterday i injured my ankle.
It was at orchard cineleisure.
So unglam. I was being too unglam.

Anyway, i have nothing much to share.
Either too boring or inappropriate.

Oh i was out with Hachi and she mentioned something.
And i swore i was gonna blog about it.

It doesn't make sense to compare someone's worst with another's best. 

There's a fine line: between accepting a person's imperfections, 
and the person just being plain annoying. 

[xoxo] Made In Love

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