I believe it is time to look reality in the face
I LIKE THIS ... Personal transformation can and does have global effects. As we go, so goes the world, for the world is us. The revolution that will save the world is ultimately a personal one...
I LIKE THIS ... No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
I LIKE THIS ... A fine glass vase goes from treasure to trash the moment it is broken. Fortunately, something else happens to you and me. Pick up your pieces. Then, help me gather mine.
At the dawn of agriculture, about 13000 B.C., the population of the world was approximately 5 million. Over the 13,000-year period up to 1 A.D. it grew to 200 million (some estimate 300 million), with a growth rate of under 0.05% per year.
A tremendous change occurred with the industrial revolution: whereas it had taken all of human history until around 1800 for world population to reach one billion, the second billion was achieved in only 130 years (1930), the third billion in less than 30 years (1959), the fourth billion in 15 years (1974), and the fifth billion in only 13 years (1987).
During the 20th century alone, the population in the world has grown from 1.65 billion to 6 billion. In 1970, there were half as many people in the world as there are now