delphij's Chaos

选择chaos这个词是因为~~实在很难找到一个更合适的词来形容这儿了……

05 Jul 2007

有关幸福的联想zz

假如将全世界各种族的人口按一个一百人的村庄且按比例来计算的话,
那么,这个村庄将有:

——57名亚洲人——21名欧洲人——14名美洲人(包括拉丁美洲)——8名非洲人——52名女人和48名男人——30名白人和70名非白人——30名基督教徒和70名非基督教徒——89名异性恋者和11名同性恋——6人拥有全村财富的89%,而这6人均来自美国——80人住房条件不好——70人为文盲 ——50人营养不良——1人正在死亡——1 人正在出生——1人拥有电脑——1人(对,只有一人)拥有大学文凭。

如果我们以这种方式认识世界,那么忍耐与理解则变得再明显不过了。

也请记住下列信息:

如果今天早上你起床时身体健康,没有疾病,那么你比其他几百万人更幸运,他们甚至看不到下周的太阳了;

如果你从未尝试过战争的危险,牢狱的孤独,酷刑的折磨和饥饿的滋味,那么你的处境比五亿其他人更好;

如果你能随便进出教堂或寺庙而没有任何被危吓、暴行和杀害的危险,那么你比其他三十亿人更有运气;

如果你的冰箱里有食物,身上有衣可穿,有房可住及有床可睡,那么你比世上75%的人更富有;

如果你在银行里有存款,钱包里有票子,盒里有零钱,那么你属于世上8%最幸运之上;

如果你父母双全,没有离异,且同时满足上面的这些条件,那么你的确是那种很稀有的地球之人;

如果你读懂了这封信,那么你刚刚得到了一个双重的祝福,因为至少有发这封信的人在想着你,而且你不属于那另外二十亿文盲。

所以:去工作而不要以挣钱为目的;

去爱而忘记所有别人对你的不是;

去跳舞而不管是否有他人观注;

去唱歌而不要想着有人在听;

去生活就像这世界便是天堂。


Archived: 2 Comments

nuffin | July 5, 2007 12:12 PM

就此文内容发表点不同看法。我觉得这个是有点儿扯,忽略了各种人的分布是不均匀的。

100个人在同一个村里,可以认为他们互相是“周围的人”,但人口放大几千万倍以后就不是这样的了。就算只有 1/100 的大学生,如果恰好有一个文盲生活在一群大学生中间,他就是那 1/100 的文盲了。其他的也类同。

这样的处境是会在人的心理上起作用的。

Yimr | July 5, 2007 1:59 PM

This original text is in English as following:

If the world is a village of 100 people
If we could shrink the earth’s population to a village of precisely 100 people, with all the existing human ratios remaining the same, it would look something like the following:

There would be:
57 Asians
21 Europeans
14 from the Western Hemisphere, both north and south
8 Africans

52 would be female
48 wuld be male

70 would be non-white
30 would be white

70 would be non-Christian
30 would be Christian

89 would be heterosexual
11 would be homosexual

6 people would possess 59% of the entire 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(yes,only 1) would have a college education
1 would own a computer

When one considers our world from such a compressed perspective, the need for acceptance, understanding and education becomes glaringly apparent.

The following is also something to ponder…

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

If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation…you are ahead of 500 million people in the world.

If you can attend a church meeting without fear of harassment, arrest, torture, or death…you are more blessed than three billion people in the world.

If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep…you are richer than 75% of this world.

If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish someplace…you are among the top 8% of the world’s wealthy.

If your parents are still alive and still married…you are very rare, even in the United States and Canada.

If you can read this message, you just received a double blessing in that someone was thinking of you, and furthermore, you are more blessed than over two billion people in the world that cannot read at all.

Someone once said: What goes around comes around.

So

Work like you don’t need the money.
Love like you’ve never been hurt.
Dance like nobody’s watching.
Sing like nobdy’s listening.