Think About Perspective

In this vast world and these hurried times, it’s sometime very challenging to truly put things in perspective. I sometimes attempt to do this in hopes of making better day-to-day decisions. It usually occurs soon after returning home from one of my many road trips.

For instance, while in the midst of thousands of people in Times Square in Manhattan, I stop to think about what may be happening at that moment back in my small, quiet Midwest home town. Upon returning home, I’ll relax on my deck overlooking the lake as I visualize what might be occurring at this precise instant in the heart of New York City where I was just a day earlier.

It’s difficult for anyone to realize how many people might exist in this world, how many cars are maneuvering our highways and byways at any given moment, or how many events may be taking place simultaneously around the globe.

Maybe the following data will help put things in better perspective for you. Think about it!

If the population of the Earth was reduced to that of a small town with 100 people, it would look something like this:

57 Asians
21 Europeans
14 Americans (northern and southern)
8 Africans

52 women
48 men

89 heterosexuals
11 homosexuals

6 people would own 59% of the whole world wealth and all of them would be from the United States of America.

80 would have bad living conditions.

70 would be uneducated.

50 would be underfed.

1 would die.

2 would be born.

1 would have a computer.

1 (only one) will have higher education.

Kind of an eye-opener isn’t it! Think about it!

About Harry K. Jones

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