Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Once Again

I found this little bit of data this afternoon. I know it's been on the net for quite a few years; I remember it from some time back. Can't tell you when or where it came from but it's worthy of being re-posted now and then. I can only imagine that the figures have become worse since it was first posted.

If you have food in your fridge, clothes on your back, a roof over your head and a place to sleep. You are richer than 75% of the world.

If you have money in the bank, your wallet, and some spare change. You are among the top 8% of the world's wealthiest.


If you are attending college, or planning on attending college. You are among the top 1% educated globally.


If you woke up this morning with more health than illness. You are more blessed than the million people who will not survive this week.

If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the agony of imprisonment or torture, or the horrible pangs of starvation. You are luckier than 5OO million people alive and suffering.

If you are reading this: you are more fortunate than 3 billion people in the world that cannot read.

1 comment:

  1. When I was lamenting about job searching, my good friend quoted me some of this data and it really puts my life/strife in perspective. Thank you for reminding us ... we are very fortunate.