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Posted: 3/28/2001 9:08:46 PM EDT
This was sent to me to be shared. Holy perspective! Happy friendship week everyone! > > > >Something to Think About... > > > >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 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 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 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. > > > >Someone once said: What goes around comes around. > > > > Work like you don't need the money. > > Love like you've never been hurt. > > Dance like nobody's watching. > > Sing like nobody's listening. > > Live like it's Heaven on Earth. > > > >It's National Friendship Week. > >Send this to everyone you consider a FRIEND. > > > >Pass this on, and brighten someone's day. > >Nothing will happen if you do not decide to pass it along. The > >only thing that will happen, if you DO pass it on, is that someone > >might smile because of you. > > > >Happy friendship week everyone!
Link Posted: 3/28/2001 9:26:17 PM EDT
> > 6 people would possess 59% of the entire world's wealth > > > > 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 > > 1 would own a computer > If all 100 lived in freedom, these figures would change dramatically.
Link Posted: 3/28/2001 9:42:54 PM EDT
If the other 8 had parents who were not assholes who had children without means to provide for them, most of the problems wouldn't exist.
Link Posted: 3/29/2001 4:49:37 AM EDT
Try deleting all of the > before posting. [:)] Looks much nicer. [:D] Norm
Link Posted: 3/29/2001 4:57:16 AM EDT
I [size=6] REFUSE [/size=6] to feel guilty about the way God has blessed America with freedom. Or feel guilty about how my own hard work has profited me. Sorry - ain't gonna happen.
Link Posted: 3/29/2001 5:56:05 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/29/2001 5:59:08 AM EDT
Ed, The most relelvant stuff is always left out!
Link Posted: 3/29/2001 6:12:52 AM EDT
If you would take the one with the computer out, Most likely a government employee, everyone else would be better off.....
Link Posted: 3/29/2001 6:18:44 AM EDT
And as we strive for the ever faster Internet connection... 50% of the world has never made a phone call. Blessed before all nations, that's us.
Link Posted: 3/29/2001 6:22:34 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/29/2001 6:24:34 AM EDT by JonnieGTyler]
How about this? See the website listed at the bottom. It's a free download and I use it quite a bit. It works great!! Happy friendship week everyone! Something to Think About... 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 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 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 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. Someone once said: What goes around comes around. Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching. Sing like nobody's listening. Live like it's Heaven on Earth. It's National Friendship Week. Send this to everyone you consider a FRIEND. Pass this on, and brighten someone's day. Nothing will happen if you do not decide to pass it along. The only thing that will happen, if you DO pass it on, is that someone might smile because of you. Happy friendship week everyone! This email was cleaned by emailStripper, available for free from [url]http://www.printcharger.com/emailStripper.htm[/url]
Link Posted: 3/29/2001 6:35:14 AM EDT
Originally Posted By platform389: Blessed before all nations, that's us.
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No doubt, man. No doubt. But never fear. The Bible tells us that "Happy is the nation who's God is the Lord." As we proceed further and further kicking God out of our country, we'll eventuallly see some parity between us and the rest of the world. --[/sermon]
Link Posted: 3/29/2001 6:37:53 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/29/2001 7:38:33 AM EDT
Originally Posted By DK-Prof: I don't think the point is to make you feel guilty - but rather to feel GRATEFUL - like saying grace before you eat. (But be careful you don't feel proud - because I think that's a cardinal sin! [:)] ) Despite your hard work, you can still be grateful that you weren't born in Nigeria, Bosnia or Bangladesh - or born a cow, or a dog, or a cockroach - or even worse, a Frenchman!
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I do DEFINATELY feel blessed and fortunate to be born an American, non-insect/bovine/canine. I guess I've just seen TOO MANY of these "greedy/rich/ugly American" threads. Granted, ugly Americans do exist (most of them visit Cancun annually) but as a whole, while being the most fortunate people in the world, Americans are ALSO the MOST caring, giving, sacrificial, sharing, responsive, charitable people in the world as well. And yes, PTL I'm not a Frenchman!! [:D] BTW, pride is only a cardinal sin if you are Catholic. For a Baptist, EVERY sin is enuf to send you to hell. [:D]
Link Posted: 3/29/2001 8:24:42 AM EDT
Homosexuals do not make up eleven per cent of the worlds' population. More like two per cent. When I first saw this six months ago, I wondered about the other "statistics" listed. Some one has been playing fast and loose with the facts. Don't trust them.
Link Posted: 3/29/2001 8:34:26 AM EDT
I don't believe those stats either........except that the US is the greatest country on the planet. And if I have to use my ar15 to keep it that way I'll do it[:)]
Link Posted: 3/29/2001 8:39:59 AM EDT
Looks like our "friend" Buddha lives in Liberal Lakes, MN. I don't feel sorry or responsible for the other people of the world. I am blessed to be born a natural citizen in the United States. I have seen this message float around for a couple of years from various eurphorian types. It is another attempt to show us how evil we are for being white and living in america.
Link Posted: 3/29/2001 8:44:48 AM EDT
Originally Posted By EdAvilaSr: Yeah,but you left out some important things like.......how many would have AR15's,and would the 1 person with a computer be addicted to AR15.com? [:)]
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Yea,and what brand did he like better?Armalite or Bushmaster. And what type did he own?pre-ban or post-ban [:D]
Link Posted: 3/29/2001 8:57:23 AM EDT
As my daughter say "like who cares". Those stats can be manufactured in manner to make someone feel guilty, I don't. As long as I remember Life, Liberty, and the PURSUIT of those things that I can earn by the sweat of my brow the rest of the masses can take care of themselves.
Link Posted: 3/29/2001 9:06:14 AM EDT
Originally Posted By garandman: I [size=6] REFUSE [/size=6] to feel guilty about the way God has blessed America with freedom. Or feel guilty about how my own hard work has profited me. Sorry - ain't gonna happen.
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A-Motherf*cking-men Garandman. Amen to that. I can't say it any better. McGarandman
Link Posted: 3/29/2001 9:18:44 AM EDT
Originally posted by Buddha: wah wah wah The worlds problems are not my problems. I exist to further my own means and of the loved ones I chose. If the rest of the world is to incompetent and lazy to help themselves, so be it. It leaves more for me.
Link Posted: 3/29/2001 9:29:41 PM EDT
Whoa, just got back and read the replies. I didn't mean to upset anyone's sensibilities. I opened the e-mail right after a bad conversation with a former girlfriend. Without going into a long-winded explanation of the feelings involved, the e-mail made me realize that in the great ocean of life, my concerns with her amount to about a drop. The timing of the e-mail was just right. It brought me some clarity and I thought I'd share it with this great forum. The numbers are interesting to me.
Link Posted: 3/30/2001 6:06:24 AM EDT
No one should feel guilty about living in the greatest nation on earth and having the good food and other great things that we have(such as that fine AR!). People need to quit whining and get to work!
Link Posted: 3/30/2001 6:57:43 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/30/2001 7:06:38 AM EDT
Originally Posted By DK-Prof: You guys seem to be so touchy that you're totally missing the point of this. I guess if you insist on finding the negative in a positive statement, you can do it every time.
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DK - When someone reads something like this, they bring into it a WHOLE lifetime of experience. Mine has been that these types of circulating e-mails usually have an underlying message - that America is a greedy, abusive, consumer that adds little to the worlds well-being. You'll have to excuse me if i'm a little hypersensitive in defending the greatest nation on earth. You can't ask someone to divorce a lifetime of experience in responding to these things. I'm grateful for God's blessing in my life (including my native country) and "proud" of my own accomplishments. How that statistically falls into a comparison with the rest of the world, is informative, but little else for me.
Link Posted: 3/30/2001 7:31:32 AM EDT
I feel fortunate and very lucky. That's all I can say about this.
Link Posted: 3/30/2001 8:25:16 AM EDT
The article was nice. I don't need "touchy, feely" things to make me appreciate how lucky I am. That's the problem now days. everthing is done to bring about an "emotional" feeling. When emotion gets in the way of logical thinking, we lose. I get enough of the "emotional" stories from the newsmedia, US Representatives, etc. Give me the facts, I will then make up my mind.
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