Monday, October 18, 2021

Privileged lives

The population of Earth is around 7.8 Billion.  
For most people, it is a large figure  
However, if you condensed  7.8 billion into 100 persons, and then into various percentage statistics the resulting analysis is relatively much easier to comprehend.        
   
Out of 100  :  
   
11 are in Europe  
5 are in North America          
9 are in South America  
15 are in Africa  
60 are in Asia  
   
49 live in the countryside  
51 live in cities  
   
12 speak Chinese  
  5 speak Spanish  
  5 speak English  
  3 speak Arabic  
  3 speak Hindi  
  3 speak Bengali  
  3 speak Portuguese  
  2 speak Russian  
  2 speak Japanese  
62 speak their own language.  
   
77 have their own dwellings.  
23 have no place to live.  
   
21 are over-nourished.  
63 can eat full.  
15 are under-nourished  
  1 ate the last meal, but did not make it to the next meal.  
   
The daily cost of living for 48 is less than 2 USD (US Dollars).  
   
87 have clean drinking water  
13 either lack clean drinking water or have a water source that is polluted.  
   
75 have mobile phones  
25 do not.  
   
30 have internet access  
70 do not have the availability to go online  
   
  7 received university education  
93 did not attend college.  
   
83 can read  
17 are illiterate.  
   
33 are Christians  
22 are Muslims  
14 are Hindus  
  7 are Buddhists  
12 are other religions  
12 have no religious beliefs.  
   
26 live less than 14 years  
66 died between 15 - 64 years of age  
8 are over 65 years old.  
   
If you have your own home,  
Eat full meals & drink clean water,  
Have a mobile phone,  
Can surf the internet, and  
have gone to college,  
You are in the miniscule privileged lot.  
(in the less than 7% category)  
     
Amongst 100 persons in the world, only 8 live or exceed the age of 65.  
   
If you are over 65 years old,  
be content & grateful.  Cherish life, grasp the moment.  
   
If you did not leave this world before the age of 64 like the 92 persons who have gone before you, you are already the blessed amongst mankind.  
   

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