Monday, August 14, 2006

Global Village

The world has over 6 and half billion people today. I am reading a fascinating children's book, which tries to promote a "one world" view. It starts off with the question - if the world were a village of one hundred people what would it look like? More than half the people in that global village would come from the 10 most populated countries in the world.

21 from China
17 from India
5 from the US
4 from Indonesia
3 from Brazil
3 from Pakistan
2 each from Bangladesh, Russia, Japan and Nigeria

This book has temporarily put me in a "lets-all-hold-hands-and-sing-kumbaya" mood. So these days I am trying to be a little more friendly and smiling till my lips reach their elastic limit. Very soon this spell will wear off and I will return to being angry, disgruntled and jaded ME.

Here's the link to "If the World Were a Village" by David J Smith, if you want to check it out


Anonymous said...

I'm waiting for this spell to wear off...are you yet to be angry, disgruntled, and jaded? Keep us posted, will ya?

Ajaira Pechal said...

yup... back to normal.... my profile picture says it all

Anonymous said...

To caustic veracity! Hear Hear!