This world we live in.. -  Earth-- a compressed perspective (108 views) Notify me whenever anyone posts in this discussion.Subscribe
 
From: Tarty (RAVENGIL) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host2/8/05 8:56 PM 
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 9237.1 

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:

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.

 
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From: ThunderWolf (britespirit) DelphiPlus Member Icon2/8/05 11:47 PM 
To: Tarty (RAVENGIL) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (2 of 8) 
 9237.2 in reply to 9237.1 
Another thing that bcomes apparent is the relative affluence of those of us in the U.S. Even those of us on SSI. Geesh!

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From: Tarty (RAVENGIL) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host2/9/05 12:31 AM 
To: ThunderWolf (britespirit) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (3 of 8) 
 9237.3 in reply to 9237.2 
I may think twice the next time I start complaining about being so broke...
 

 
From: ThunderWolf (britespirit) DelphiPlus Member Icon2/9/05 4:01 AM 
To: Tarty (RAVENGIL) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (4 of 8) 
 9237.4 in reply to 9237.3 
Tell me about it! Like I said, I'm on SSI. I'm still able to have an apartment that meets federal standards for housing (Metropolitan Housing Authority wouldn't allow anything less). The apartment may be micro, but I live quite comfortably. I have a cat and two fish aquariums, a car and a computer. It's highly irregular for me to be late paying a bill, and when I'm complaining about not having enough money for something it's usually because I don't have enough mad money to play with buying things I want rather than things I need. We (Americans) tend to think that it's a horrible thing to have to live below the poverty level like I do, but when you compare it with some of what was mentioned in that first post in this thread, many of us living below the poverty level here are very fortunate!

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From: Kirsten (koshugi)2/9/05 12:15 PM 
To: Tarty (RAVENGIL) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (5 of 8) 
 9237.5 in reply to 9237.1 
That's so interesting! Certainly wakes one up.
 

 
From: WickarMan2/9/05 11:33 PM 
To: ThunderWolf (britespirit) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (6 of 8) 
 9237.6 in reply to 9237.4 
Amen, brother
 

 
From: Bluehawk (Bluehawk9)2/17/05 7:23 AM 
To: ThunderWolf (britespirit) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (7 of 8) 
 9237.7 in reply to 9237.4 

I know what you mean...I was on SSI disability for over six years. I learned to accept my circumstances, and was quite content overall. I didn't go hungry, I had a roof over my head, I had a car that ran more often than not, I shopped a lot in thrift stores but was able to dress respectably. Compare that to how most of the people in the world live.

Now that I'm working full-time again (in a disability advocacy NPO part of whose job is making sure 'reasonable accomodation' is enforced, so I can get off for medical stuff as needed) I can have a few more things, do more stuff for my ####, drive a nicer vehicle, have more of a social life, and get to wear a suit every day. A suit? Wait, I said that like it's a good thing (*G*).

BB,
BH

 

 
From: ThunderWolf (britespirit) DelphiPlus Member Icon2/17/05 1:20 PM 
To: Bluehawk (Bluehawk9)  (8 of 8) 
 9237.8 in reply to 9237.7 
A suit every day is a good thing. It's a further sign of prosperity. LOL ;)

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