Think About This Bit of Information


If the Earth’s population were shrunk into a village of just 100 people – with all the human
ratios existing in the world still remaining – what would this tiny, diverse village look like?
That’s exactly what Phillip Harter, a medical doctor at the Stanford University School of
Medicine, attempted to figure out. This is what he found...

57 WOULD BE ASIAN
21 WOULD BE EUROPEAN
14 WOULD BE FROM THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE
8 WOULD BE AFRICAN
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
80 WOULD LIVE IN SUBSTANDARD HOUSING
70 WOULD BE UNABLE TO READ
50 WOULD SUFFER FROM MALNUTRITION
1 WOULD HAVE A COLLEGE EDUCATION

Think of it this way… if you live in a good home, have plenty to eat and can read, you are a
member of a very select group. And if you have a good house, food, can read and have a computer,
you are among the very elite. If you woke up this morning with more health than illness… you are
more fortunate 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 fortunate, because more than three
billion people in the world can’t. If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a
roof over your head and a place to sleep… you are richer than 75% of the world. If you can read
these words, you are more blessed than over two billion people in the world who cannot read at
all.

We are all very blessed in some way, but occasionally we need to be reminded. For me, when I get
a little down or when negative thoughts begin to creep in, I take out that little sheet of paper
and read what is written above. It quickly brings my life and my blessings into perspective.