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The Shocking State Of Humanity: Our World With Just One Hundred People

The Shocking State Of Humanity: Our World With Just One Hundred People

Increasing connectivity, technology, and global awareness have made it easier than ever to observe the state of our globe. As we move forward in our ability to calculate and explore, so does our talent for discovering ourselves. Unsurprisingly, the way society works in some places in the world differs drastically from others. Though this data shows troubling inequalities, the only way to overcome difficulties is by properly understanding them first. By boiling down statistics across the world to percentages out of 100, it’s more simple to internalize the triumphs and struggles across humanity. If the world had just 100 people, the globe would still be an abundantly varied place.

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    One of the most basic needs, food, is an inequality everyone should be concerned with. Though a somewhat large portion of the world has access to food, many still don’t know where their next meal is coming from.

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      Additionally, an alarming number of people across the world live in societies that restrict basic freedoms, such as religion and free speech. When people in the developed world picture humanity, it is easy to forget how much work must still be done. With nearly half the globe living under threat of harassment or imprisonment, it is clear that standing up for others is more important than ever:

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        Not only that, electricity, another basic need, still remains a luxury for nearly a quarter of the world’s citizens. Though some may not think about electricity as a need, imagine what would happen to medical care, education, or the possibility of economic growth if there were no access to power.

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          On the other hand, cultures around the world are one of the most magnificent ways humanity is rich. Viewing the data as percentages out of 100 also allows us to see how racially diverse the world really is. With such variety in the world, it should be obvious why racism and racial profiling can be so detrimental.

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            Health is another area where the world is uneven. Since much of the developed world has some access to modern medicine, it’s easy to forget that most of the world does not. This is an especially troubling fact when trying to contain and defeat serious illness. In the case of HIV/AIDS, many drugs exist that allow sick patients to manage this infection and live a healthy, normal life. In the chart below, 1% may seem low, but it actually amounts to approximately 70 million people. Keeping in mind that much of the world does not have access to these relatively cheap treatments, such a large figure shows just how much we need to step up and aid those without help. Since tens of millions are affected by just this one disease, it puts the importance of disease control, research, and prevention in perspective.

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              Finally, another crucial tool to moving forward in the world is education. By viewing education inequality across the globe, it is clear how fortunate those of us in a position to be educated truly are. Not only that, global education inequality shows how important free education resources are, as well as increased technology to access these resources.

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                Though differences between us seem colossal, our basic needs and desires unite humans around the world. Growing technological and scientific advances make it more clear than ever that in order to move humanity forward, we must first make efforts to bring support and opportunity to those without. By examining new data in creative ways, those of us with the potential to make a difference are more enabled to act. Though some of these problems take place far away from us, there are always ways to assist reputable charities, or help disadvantaged people in our own neighborhoods. What are some everyday ways you can bring assistance to those in need?

                Learn more about these statistics here and here.

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                Last Updated on June 18, 2019

                15 Ways to Cultivate Continuous Learning for a Sharper Brain

                15 Ways to Cultivate Continuous Learning for a Sharper Brain

                Assuming the public school system didn’t crush your soul, learning is a great activity. It expands your viewpoint. It gives you new knowledge you can use to improve your life. It is important for your personal growth. Even if you discount the worldly benefits, the act of learning can be a source of enjoyment.

                “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” — Mark Twain

                But in a busy world, it can often be hard to fit in time to learn anything that isn’t essential. The only things learned are those that need to be. Everything beyond that is considered frivolous. Even those who do appreciate the practice of lifelong learning, can find it difficult to make the effort.

                Here are some tips for installing the habit of contiuous learning:

                1. Always have a book

                It doesn’t matter if it takes you a year or a week to read a book. Always strive to have a book that you are reading through, and take it with you so you can read it when you have time.

                Just by shaving off a few minutes in-between activities in my day I can read about a book per week. That’s at least fifty each year.

                2. Keep a “To-Learn” List

                We all have to-do lists. These are the tasks we need to accomplish. Try to also have a “to-learn” list. On it you can write ideas for new areas of study.

                Maybe you would like to take up a new language, learn a skill or read the collective works of Shakespeare. Whatever motivates you, write it down.

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                3. Get More Intellectual Friends

                Start spending more time with people who think. Not just people who are smart, but people who actually invest much of their time in learning new skills. Their habits will rub off on you.

                Even better, they will probably share some of their knowledge with you.

                4. Guided Thinking

                Albert Einstein once said,

                “Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.”

                Simply studying the wisdom of others isn’t enough, you have to think through ideas yourself. Spend time journaling, meditating or contemplating over ideas you have learned.

                5. Put it Into Practice

                Skill based learning is useless if it isn’t applied. Reading a book on C++ isn’t the same thing as writing a program. Studying painting isn’t the same as picking up a brush.

                If your knowledge can be applied, put it into practice.

                In this information age, we’re all exposed to a lot of information, it’s important to re-learn how to learn so as to put the knowledge into practice.

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                6. Teach Others

                You learn what you teach. If you have an outlet of communicating ideas to others, you are more likely to solidify that learning.

                Start a blog, mentor someone or even discuss ideas with a friend.

                7. Clean Your Input

                Some forms of learning are easy to digest, but often lack substance.

                I make a point of regularly cleaning out my feed reader for blogs I subscribe to. Great blogs can be a powerful source of new ideas. But every few months, I realize I’m collecting posts from blogs that I am simply skimming.

                Every few months, purify your input to save time and focus on what counts.

                8. Learn in Groups

                Lifelong learning doesn’t mean condemning yourself to a stack of dusty textbooks. Join organizations that teach skills.

                Workshops and group learning events can make educating yourself a fun, social experience.

                9. Unlearn Assumptions

                You can’t add water to a full cup. I always try to maintain a distance away from any idea. Too many convictions simply mean too few paths for new ideas.

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                Actively seek out information that contradicts your worldview.

                Our minds can’t be trusted, but this is what we can do about it to be wiser.

                10. Find Jobs that Encourage Learning

                Pick a career that encourages continual learning. If you are in a job that doesn’t have much intellectual freedom, consider switching to one that does.

                Don’t spend forty hours of your week in a job that doesn’t challenge you.

                11. Start a Project

                Set out to do something you don’t know how. Forced learning in this way can be fun and challenging.

                If you don’t know anything about computers, try building one. If you consider yourself a horrible artist, try a painting.

                12. Follow Your Intuition

                Lifelong learning is like wandering through the wilderness. You can’t be sure what to expect and there isn’t always an end goal in mind.

                Letting your intuition guide you can make self-education more enjoyable. Most of our lives have been broken down to completely logical decisions, that making choices on a whim has been stamped out.

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                13. The Morning Fifteen

                Productive people always wake up early. Use the first fifteen minutes of your morning as a period for education.

                If you find yourself too groggy, you might want to wait a short time. Just don’t put it off later in the day where urgent activities will push it out of the way.

                14. Reap the Rewards

                Learn information you can use. Understanding the basics of programming allows me to handle projects that other people would require outside help. Meeting a situation that makes use of your educational efforts can be a source of pride.

                15 .Make Learning a Priority

                Few external forces are going to persuade you to learn. The desire has to come from within. Once you decide you want to make lifelong learning a habit, it is up to you to make it a priority in your life.

                In fact, you can train your brain to crave lifelong learning! Here’s how to become a lifelong learner:

                How to Train Your Brain to Crave Lifelong Learning (And Why It’s Good)

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