The manifesto titled “Optimism”
If one could reduce the world worldwide population into a village of 100 persons while maintaining the proportions of all the ethnicity existing on earth, this village would be thus composed; 57 Asians 21 Europeans 14 Americans (north, center and south) 8 Africans there would be: 52women and 48 men 30 white and 70 non-white 30 Christians and 70 non-Christians 89 heterosexuals and 11 homosexuals 6 persons would possess 59% of the total riches and all 6 would be from the USA 80 would live in bad housing 70 would be illiterate 50 would suffer of malnutrition 1 would be in the process of dying 1 would be in the process of being born 1 would posses a computer 1 (yes and only 1) would posses a university diploma If one considers the world in this fashion the need to accept and understand becomes obvious Take also this into consideration If you did wake-up this morning with more health than sickness you are more lucky than millions of persons If you have never been in the danger of a battle, the solitude of imprisonment, the agony of torture, the grips of hunger, you are better off than 500 million persons. If you can go to church without the fear of being harassed, tortured or killed, you are more lucky than 75% of the inhabitants of earth. If you have money in the bank, or a savings, you are part of the 8% more privileged in the world. If your parents are still alive and married you are one the very few persons. Work as if you don’t need the money love as if no one make you suffer before dance as if nobody was watching you sing as if no one can hear you live as if paradise was on earth.