Magazine article Work & Family Life

Seeing Our World from Other Perspectives

Magazine article Work & Family Life

Seeing Our World from Other Perspectives

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If we could shrink the earth's population to a village of 100 people, with the existing human ratios remaining the same, there would be 57 Asians, 21 Europeans, 14 from the Americas, north and south, and 8 Africans. There would 52 females and 48 males; 70 would be non-white and 30 white; 70 would be nonChristian, 30 Christian. Six people would own 59% of the wealth. One would own a computer and only one would have a college education.

Here's another way to look at our 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 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. …

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