Sunday. 4.11.04 9:33 pm
"If the world were a village of 100 people" is a book written by a Japanese Woman, I am sorry that I dunno her name, but if anyone know her name, please tell me!
And it is welcome to anyone forward this out, if you think it is interesting or meaningful!!!
If the world were a village of 100 people
My daugher's junior high school teacher is a wonderful woman who sends out an e-mail every day to her students, in the form of a class paper. Among those messages there was one that so moved me that I want to send it to you.
Sorry it's a bit long.
When you woke this morning, did you look forward joyously to the day?
When you go to bed tonight, do you think you will be filled with satisfaction?
Do you think the place you are is precious?
It is to you who cannot say right away, "Yes,of course
" that I send this message. If you read this, the things around you might start to look a little different.
In the world today, 6 biliion300 million people live. If this world were shrunk to the size of a village, what would it look like?
If 100 people lived in this village,
52 would be woman , 48 would be man
30 would be children, 70 would be adults,among those, 7 would be aged
90 would be heterosexual, 10 would be homosexual
70 would be nonwhite, 30 would be white
61would be Asian, 13 Africans, 13 from North and South American, 12 Europeans, and the remaining one from the South Pacific.
33 would be Christians, 19 beliebvers in Islam,13 would be Hindus, and 6 would follow Buddhist teaching.
5 would believe that there are spirits in the trees and rocks and in all of nature.
24 would be believe in other religions, or would believe in no religion.
17 would speak Chinese, 9 English, 8 Hindi and Urdu,
6 Spanish, 6 Russian, and 4 would speak Arabic.
That would account for half the village.
The other half would speak Bengal, Portuguese, Indonesian, Japanese, German, French, or some other language.
In such a village with so many sorts of folks,
it would be very important to learn to understand people different from yourself and to accept others as they are.
But consider this.
Of the 100 people in this village,
20 are underonurished,
1 is dying of starvation,
while 15 are overweight.
Of the wealth in this village, 6 people own 59%,
-all of them from the United States-
74 people own 39%, and 20 people share the remaining 2%
Of the energy of this village,
20 people consume 80%,
and 80 people share the remaining 20%.
75 people have some supply of food and a place to shelter them from the wind and the rain, but 25 do not.
17 have no clean, safe water to drink.
If you have money in the bank.money in your wallet and spare change somewhere around the house, you are among the richest 8.
If you have a car,you are among the richest 7.
Among the villages 1 has a college education. 2 have computers. 14 cannot read.
If you can speak and act according to your faith and your conscience without harassment, imprisonment, torture or death, then you are more fortunate than 48, who can not.
If you do not live in fear of death by bombardment, armed attack, landmines, or of rape or kidnapping by armed groups, then you are more fortunate than 20, who do.
In one year,1 person in the village will die,
but, in the same year, 2 babies will be born,
so that at the year's end the number of villagers will be 101.
If you can read this e-mail ,that means you are thrice-blessed.
First, because someone thought of you,and sent you this message.
Second,because you are able to read.
Third,and most important,because you are alive.
Someone once said:What you send out Comes back again.
from the bottom of your heart,
with your body waving free,
putting your soul into it.
And when you love,
love as though you have never been wounded,
even if you have.
And love the fact that
here,in this village.
if enough of us learn to love our village
it may yet be possible to save it from the
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A Sad But True Story..
To all who are reading this story.. i really hope tat u would forward this true story to all your contacts.. thanks alot =)
The story start wif a guy, name Paul and a girl named Ella..
Both of were still students but had already started to 'fall in love'.. in another words, go steady.. In one of the days during their June holidays which they have been waiting for, they met each other at a basketball court.. Coincidentally, they started playing a match wif each other.. they had fun..
As Ella knew one of the frens of Paul, she asked for Paul's number.. At tat time, Paul didn't want to fall in love again, after getting so much hurt from the previous one.. Sadly, tat fren of Paul didn't give her the number..
As days went by, the holidays ended.. They met each other at another basketball near Ella's skool.. Day went by and Ella borrowed Paul's hp and missed call her own hp to get his number..
Tat very nite, she smsed Paul.. They chatted and had fun.. Till one day, Ella expressed her love for Paul.. Paul loved her much too.. after thinking 4 a long time, Paul thinks tat he and Ella would last, thus, asked her if she would be his partner.. Obviously, she agreed..
They went steady for one and a half short mths.. Ella ended the relationship.. with her parents not allowing her to go steady as a reason.. who on earth would accept tat lame reason? but Paul, like many other love victims, had no choice but to let go..
Years past and another fell in love wif Paul.. She was Mary.. Paul and Ella didn't contact for a very long time.. Paul still loved Ella very much.. but nvr had a chance to tell her.. one day, along a street, Paul was wif Mary.. Paul saw a familiar figure across the road.. guess who was tat? it was Ella.. Paul ran acrossed the road, without noticing a truck coming.. BANG!! everyone near him crowded around tat area.. Mary screamed as she rushed to Paul.. Ella joined in the crowd.. She remembered the face, one who loved her so much in the past.. Next to him, was Mary.. He wasn't dead.. 'dun give up.. say my name, 100 times, 1000 time, a million times.. u're gonna say it till u can finish a million b4 u can stop!!' Mary said to Paul.. with tears in her eyes.. Everyone thought Mary was Paul's gerl.. Standing at one side, alone, was a gerl crying.. tat's was Ella who regretted breaking up wif Paul, after recalling how nice Paul tre ated her in the past..
Paul was sent to the Hospital..Mary and Ella were them.. Praying hard.. An operation was carried out.. Paul didn't survive.. The Doctor came out, shaking his head.. Sighed.. He too, thought tat Mary was Paul's gerlfren, thus approached her for an apology for not being able to revive Paul.. He said to Mary: "Miss Ella.. your boyfren didn't survive.. he gave himself up after calling your name 157 times.. im sorry.."
The Doctor has actually mistook Mary for Ella.. Paul was calling out for Ella.. Ella cried in a corner.. She knew why he had stopped at 157.. tat was the day she broke wif him..(15/7)she, who ended the relationship which Paul treasured so much, has in turn, ended Paul's life..
IF YOU LOVE SOMEONE DEEPLY.. NVR LEAVE TAT PERSON.. U'LL NVR NOE WHEN U'LL NEED HIM/HER BACK IN YOUR LIFE AGAIN..TREASURE YOUR LOVED ONCE..YOU'LL NVR NOE IF YOUR RELATIONSHIP WIF YOUR PARTNER WOULD ACTUALLY MEAN A LIFE TO HIM..
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I ordered a Personal Horoscope and a Psychic Reading of your life, an that is what the reading siad, see whether it correct?
As a gift, your three lucky numbers:
The 5, the 17 and the 26
Yes, Cher, you will soon discover when you read this letter that it contains very important information about you.
This morning, while I was thinking about your situation, after I read all the details you gave me, I had an amazing vision. At that moment I knew that I needed to personally take care of you. What I saw about you Cher, moved me deeply.
I saw five events that could change your life drastically. Here are the most important days for you that I carefully noted after my vision:
On Saturday, April 17, 2004, I see you receiving some excellent news regarding friendship or romance,
On Saturday, April 24, 2004, you will have an exceptional opportunity to change your life,
On Wednesday, April 28, 2004, I see you receiving a significant amount of money,
On Monday, May 03, 2004, you will meet someone unexpectedly and it will turn into a relationship.
On Thursday, May 06, 2004, you will experience some new luck with money (this is a chance for you to bring wealth into your life?
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