Here's the demographics for our planet in a nutshell, and it's not a happy story. If you can read this, you are already a member of the elite classes of this planet. Next time you worry about not getting the pay rise you'd been banking on, try to keep things in context. This is not a wealthy planet and it is badly mismanaged by a self-serving class of selfish, greedy and incompetent fools who really ought to know better.
If you have never experienced the danger of battle, imprisonment, torture or starvation, you are ahead of 500 million people in the world.
If you have food in the fridge, clothes on your back, a roof over your head and a place to sleep, then you are richer than 75% of the world's population.
If the world was a village with only 100 people...
- 57 would be Asians, 21 Europeans
- 14 would be Americans, 8 Africans
- 52 would be Female, 48 Male
- 30 would be White, 70 Non-white
- 89 would be Heterosexual, 11 Homosexual
- 30 would be Christian, 70 Non-christian
- 6 people would have 59% of the wealth
- 80 would live in sub-standard housing
- 70 would be illiterate
- 50 would suffer from malnutrition
- 1 would be near death
- 1 would be newly born
- 1 would have a higher education
- 1 would own a computer