You Are More Fortunate Than 3 Billion People

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I found this infographic the other day that made me think. It may make you consider your position in life also. It starts off “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.

You Are More Fortunate Than 3 Billion People Infographic

As can be seen, it ends “If you can read this message, you are more fortunate than 3 billion people in the world who cannot read it at all.”

Wow. This really made me think. Every time I complain and act ungratefully, I will try to remember that compared to millions around the world, I’m rich. I’ll remember the the very computer I am using to write this message is well out of the reach of countless millions─even the very electricity it uses.

I am thankful to my LORD Jesus for my life. Even in times of trouble, I am more fortunate than 3 billion others. We should all be thankful for this.

★★★★★ Your thoughts? Please leave them below…

Infographic Credits: Found via Thenextweb.com, but I’m unsure of the original designer. If you know, please contact me so I can attribute credit.

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3 thoughts on “You Are More Fortunate Than 3 Billion People”

  1. Ray Vellest
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    A few weeks ago, I heard on an Australian radio — 774 ABC Melbourne — that Bill Gates alone has more money than the bottom 45% of the US population all together. One bloke called the radio and was saying that Bill Gates deserves his wealth because he created something and worked for it. Hmmm… then I think…

    Under our current system — read Capitalism — this kind of wealth is perfectly justifiable. After-all, if you work hard for it. Or perhaps you was some sort of creative person and invented something. Nothing bad with it, right? On one hand, I sincerely agree with that.

    But one single guy with more wealth than 45% of his own fellow countrymen all together? That’s SICK. Even If I was a rich man and have worked hard for it — I would still fell bad with myself. That’s why rich people are so much involved with charity — is more about making themselves feel better than helping others.

    We’re currently living on a very important moment of history. On my perspective we’re inside a vicious circle. Our system is good because push people to be productive and be the best they can be, but promotes Greed, a destructive force. Have you been following the news? Don’t think I need to go further here…

    On the other hand, we could migrate to another well know system — read Socialism. But I also don’t believe in it. I have travel to socialist countries and they seem to have other sorts of problems. Mostly in regard of corrupt governments and a notable lack of interest in being the best you can be, after-all there are no rewards for it.

    Nonetheless, I still believe that reaping what you sow is a great way to reward people for their efforts. My guess is that the problem we face today is in the reward, not in the system. I don’t think I’m qualified enough to find a solution for this Catch-22, but I would love to see one coming.

    If possible, soon. 🙂

  2. Andrew Kelsall
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    Ray → Yes, I can see what you are getting at here. I think one of the major problems in today’s society is that we are told through the media that “greed is good”, which couldn’t be further from the truth.

    I think I once heard that Bill Gates’ wealth will be going to charity one day, but all that wealth in the hands of one man? Everything needs rebalancing. I also saw the headline today “The Earth’s population is now 7 Billion”. Wow.

    Thanks for stopping by PCGD Ray…