Why You Should Feel Happy During Your Holidays.

If you compare the world with a village of 100 people, the village would look like this. 1- 57 Asians, 21 Europeans, 14 Noth Americans, 8 Africans. 2- 52 women, 48 men 3- 70 colored people, 30 white, 4- 30 Christians, 70 non Christians 5- 89 heterosexuals, 11 homosexuals. 7- Six persons would own 59% of the wealth. 8- Six would be US citizens. 9- 80 would be without shelter. 10- 70 would be analphabets. 11- 50 would be dependent of somebody else. 12- One would be about to die, and two about to be born. 13- One only would have a diploma, and one would have a computer.

If you wake up this morning without being ill you are happier than 1 million people who are going to die in the next days. If you never suffered because of war or hunger or complete loneliness, you are happier than 500 million people. If you can go to a place of cult without being obliged to, or taking the risk of being arrested or killed, you are luckier than 3 milliard people in the world. If you have food in your fridge, have clothing, have a permanent roof, you are richer than 75% of the worldwide population. If you have a little bit of money in a box, a bank account, you belong to the 8% richer people in the world. And if you read this, you have a computer…and probably own at least one motorcycle. Feel happy during your holidays.  

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13 Responses to “Why You Should Feel Happy During Your Holidays.”


  1. 1 Jeff Lanza Dec 20th, 2007 at 11:09 am

    Americans are spoiled brats. Happy holidays to Cyril and to all readers.

  2. 2 Cj Hanlon Dec 20th, 2007 at 11:20 am

    Cyril, thanks again for the reminder of how we as americans are so blessed and to keep things in perspective. Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Years!
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  3. 3 Jonathan Dec 20th, 2007 at 12:42 pm

    Thank you Cyril for reminding us.

  4. 4 Russell Dec 20th, 2007 at 5:46 pm

    Happy Holidays Cyril

  5. 5 goldiron Dec 20th, 2007 at 5:55 pm

    Merry Christmas, Cyril.

  6. 6 Knucklehead Dec 20th, 2007 at 6:25 pm

    I thank my Lord every morning for what I have.

  7. 7 gustian Dec 20th, 2007 at 7:09 pm

    The fact we can react to this item says enough. Can you imagine us not having a computer and internet………

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to Cyril and all of you there across the big ocean. May 2008 be a good one for you and your families.

  8. 8 madpuppy Dec 21st, 2007 at 11:34 am

    Thank you Cyril. Merry Christmas to you, and to all the readers of your blog !.

  9. 9 Norwegian Viking Dec 21st, 2007 at 11:50 am

    Thank you for the reminder of our wealth. We sure are fortunate..

    Merry X-mas and a happy new year!

  10. 10 a spoiled brat american Dec 24th, 2007 at 4:23 pm

    Let me see, of the six people who own 59% of the wealth, only one could have a diploma and/or one a computer???? My question is where did you come up with these facts, they really do not compute. It did serve a purpose, to amuse. LOL

  11. 11 Cyril Dec 24th, 2007 at 5:15 pm

    Yes, they compute because a lot of rich people overseas (and some here) inherited wealth without having a diploma or a computer. Go to travel in the Persian Gulf, Russia, some countries of South America for example.

  12. 12 Greg Dec 24th, 2007 at 5:27 pm

    Cyril is right. Most of the wealth in the world is inherited. Especially abroad. It doesn’t mean that the recipient has a diploma.

  13. 13 Antone Dec 24th, 2007 at 10:26 pm

    WE all must give thanks for what we have and quit crying for what we don’t have.Thank you Cyril for this Blog and God Bless everyone who and who doesn’t read this,,MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!!

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