There are some great books out there for you to read to better understand the world in terms of its people. One which I was given for Father's Day is titled: The Rhythm of Life, by Matthew Kelly, who was born in Sydney, Australia. Over the past 10 years over two million people have attended his talks and seminars in more than fifty countries and his books have sold over 750,000 copies worldwide.
He has a way of speaking and writing that cuts through all the chatter of our everyday lives and delivers a clarity that is both refreshing and liberating. Such as currently we have debt and unfunded liability to the US of nearly 160 Trillion Dollars of which few citizens can even imagine or care about. So I quote just a part of an article that shows what we would find if we divided the 7 billion people into just one hundred. We find:
- 57 of those one hundred people would be from Asia.
- 21 would be from Europe.
- 14 from North and South America and 8 from Africa.
- 51 would be women and 49 men.
- 68 of those one hundred would not be able to read and write.
- 6 of those people would own and control more than 50 per cent of the world's wealth with 3 living on the north shore of Long Island on the same street.
- 30 would be Christian and 70 would be non-Christian.
- 1 of those 100 would be about to die and 1 has just been born and only 1 has been to college. Maybe you think everyone goes to college, but in the world only ONE out of one hundred does so. Fifty percent of American Children live separated from their biological fathers.
One-third of the world is dying from lack of bread. Another third is dying from lack of justice. The other third is dying from overeating.
So now that we have a better, smaller size and easier to understand view, he came to a conclusion that life comes down to two simple realities. One, that people were made to be loved. And things were made to be used. Your problem, my problem, and indeed, all the world's problems come from our misunderstanding of these simple realities.
So consider a second book that my library is getting for me. Its title is Sex at Dawn, which traces the growth of world population from a mere 100 people and how they managed of a period of say 200,000 years to love and grow into the 7 Billion people we now have in the world estimated.
I watched the real estate market grow until the bubble burst and now read the great condo explosion in California and Florida is being eased by purchasers from China in California and Brazil in Florida as money in those countries is being invested here in bargain prices while we are losing businesses each day because of failures.
So my various studies leads me to believe that our Dollar will be replaced or added to other world currencies as an exchange medium before election day, so the affects will be that no one has answers to. As I observed hundreds of locals in Ellisville and Eureka Parks programs over the week end in this fairly well off part of this district, I wonder what the future will be for them who are carrying out the responsibility of or churches and schools whose cost will continue to rise.
In closing Author Kelly states that Love is our greatest desire-to love and be loved. It is the central precept and principle of every major religion. I merely report what is being written about at a time we find less love being carried out rather than being used for leadership values of the trait.