Sunday, November 5, 2006

Some Truth Hid in Humor

If The Earth Were a Small Village
If we could shrink the earth's population to a village of 100 people, with everything else remaining the same, it would look like this:

There would be:

* 57 Asians
* 21 Europeans
* 14 from the Western Hemisphere,
* 8 Africans,

* 52 would be female
* 48 would be male

* 70 would be non-white
* 30 would be white

* 70 would be non-Christian
* 30 would be Christian

* 95 would be heterosexual
* 5 would be homosexual

* 6 people would own 59% of the world's wealth, and all 6 would be from the United States

* 80 would live in substandard housing

* 70 would be unable to read

* 50 would suffer from malnutrition

* 1 would be near death
* 1 would be near birth

* 1 would have a college education

* 1 would own a computer

* 0 would play oboe
Money
It can buy you a House,
But not a Home.

It can buy you a Bed,
But not Sleep.

It can buy you a Clock,
But not Time.

It can buy you a Book,
But not Knowledge.

It can buy you a Position,
But not Respect.

It can buy you Medicine,
But not Health.

It can buy you Blood,
But not Life.

It can buy you Sex,
But not Love.

So you see, money isn't everything. The best things in life can't be bought, and often we destroy ourselves trying!

I tell you all this because I am your Friend, and as your Friend I want to take away your needless pain and suffering...

So send me all your money and I will suffer for you.

A truer Friend than me you will never find.

CASH ONLY, PLEASE
Jokes from Arca Max.  See sidebar for link. *  Graphics by Emma.

13 comments:

  1. Interesting and nice looking cows you got there. Paula

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  2. Interesting. :)
    Sugar

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  3. very endearing Barbara! lol! thanks!:):) and Hey thank you so much for all of the encouraging things you have written down for us in Sugar's encouraging blog
    love,natalie

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  4. i loved that thanks for shairing...and yes humor is the way to tell the truth a lot of the time ;)
    have a good night
    emily

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  5. I don't know why I haven't been here in such a long time, but I'm turning my alert for you back on. As I was reading your side bar it made me smile. When I was a very young child by dad worked in the oil fields of Texas and Oklahoma. He also did track work (either before or after the oil fields, I can't remember).

    God Bless

    Christy

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  6. First part is definately interesting to think about- second part was cute & true!  Nice 'light' post Barbara!  I liked it.  Thanks for making me remember to smile!  Carolyn

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  7. I hae enjoyed my visit to your journal!!  It is wonderful to meet another Christian.  The graphic in this entry is so cute!!  Please stop by and visit my journal too anytime you can!  Sending you an invite as it is a private journal.  Hugs,
    Lisa

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  8. Again...wisdom...I loved how these stats were displayed...pretty scary...and everyone is trying to buy away out of it....I understand this....but...I know much gets dismissed in our efforts...or shall I say...we figure it out later....price is big and costs...-Raven

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  9. Great entry, thanks Barbara

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  10. Hello, I just thought i would leave a comment this time. i do come here from time to time to read and always it is very entertaining. i enjoy the wide range of subjects of interest. You do a splendid job of presentation. Thanks

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  11. A great thought provoking entry.  That's a theme going around the entries I've read today.
    -Kellen

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  12. LOL very true.

    Terra

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  13. Hi Barbara,
                     I WISH ALL OF THE WEALTHY HAD THE ATTITUDE OF BILL GATES AND HIS WIFE.
         THEY ARE SPENDING MILLIONS ON SCHOOLS THAT MAINLY PROMOTE READING, WRITING, ARITHMETIC AND CERTAINLY CHRISTIANITY.
         THERE ARE ALSO MANY OTHERS OF 'MEANS' THAT ARE SPENDING TO ENCOURAGE SENSIBLE FORMS OF EDUCATION.
           I BELIEVE THAT COLLEGE EDUCATION AT HOME BY USING AVAILABLE METHODS (DVDs, VCRs,TV PRESENTATIONS), COULD PROBABLY EQUAL THE GOING TO A PROFESSOR'S CLASS AND RECEIVE ASSIGNMENT OF WHAT TO STUDY AT THE DORMITORY OR IN MANY CASES AN EXPENSIVE RESIDENCE THAT THE PARENTS REALLY CANNOT AFFORD.
       
     'SPRING BREAK' MIGHT NOT BE THE SAME. SOME OF THAT VIGOR COULD BE USED TO MOW THE LAWN OR HELP TEND A VEGETABLE GARDEN OR EVEN HELP MOM AND DAD AROUND THE HOUSE.   sam

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