Mother Earth: Shared Unevenly
With the tragic circumstance of the people of Haiti we are reminded that while we all live and share life together on Mother Earth , we do so very unevenly in sharing in benefits she has to offers. While a few people and Nations have prospered and come to exploit our island home in the Universe, most seem to struggle just to survive.
It is like living in a house where some family members are forced to live in the unfinished basement and attic, or even the tool shed outback, ( the Restavec of the home)without enough of the benefits of being a member of the home to live and grow to their full potential. It is an outrage. If it were a house in our society, the authorities would intervene in the home and rescue the children and bring succor to the handicap and the elderly. Those who have everything and fail to share it sufficiently would be prosecuted for their neglect of family members.
Life is not fair is a cliche but a true observation. But there is more we can do to make it more fair for all while still being able to celebrate the rich diversity of human culture.
These thoughts, which often haunt me. The plight of others in our World reminded me of the Miniature Earth Project. , which I have saved on my computer for several years. This is a project that tries to explain the nature of our World in a way we can better understand it. In their project the World is reduced to 100 individuals so that we can better understand the reality of our circumstances in it.
The Project has been around since 2001. The information has been updated.
Take a moment and watch this most interesting presentation. There are several versions of this on You Tube. I chose the one that uses John Lennon's music. I find most of the time the music gets in the way. What is wrong with silence? I prefer the haunting tones of the original you can link to above. Its impact needs to be experienced while being alone with one's thoughts.