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  • Writer's pictureLeRoy Cossette


Here is something to ponder. Earth's Population Statistics in Perspective as published by the United Nations.


The population of Earth is around 7.8 Billion. For most people, this is a significant figure.  However, if you condensed this 7.8 billion people into 100 people, and then into various percentage statistics, the resulting analysis is relatively much easier to comprehend.


Out of 100 people


11 live in Europe; 5 live in North America; 9 live in South America; 15 live in Africa; 60 live in Asia



49 live in the countryside; 51 live in cities



75 have mobile phones; 25 do not.



30 have internet access; 70 do not.



83 can read; 17 are illiterate.  



33 are Christians; 22 are Muslims; 14 are Hindus; 7 are Buddhists; 12 are other religions; 12 have no religious beliefs.



26 live less than 14 years; 66 died between 15 - 64 years of age; 8 are over 65 years old.


 If you have your own home, eat full meals & drink clean water, have a mobile

phone, can surf the internet, and have gone to college; You are in the minuscule privileged lot.


(in the less than 7% category)


Amongst 100 persons in the world, only eight live or exceed the age of 65!


If you are over 65 years old, be content and grateful. Cherish life. Grasp the moment.


If you did not leave this world before the age of 64, like the 92 persons who have gone before you, you are already the blessed amongst humankind.


Take good care of your health. Cherish every remaining moment.


If you think you are suffering memory loss, read on.


Anosognosia - very interesting:


In the following analysis, the French Professor Bruno Dubois, Director of the Institute of Memory and Alzheimer's Disease (IMMA) at La Pitié-Salpêtrière - Paris Hospital addresses the subject in a rather reassuring way:


"If anyone is aware of their memory problems, they do not have Alzheimer's."


Forgetting the names of family members or not remembering where you put some thing, often happens to people 60 years and older and they complain that they lack memory. "The information is always in the brain, it is the "processor" that is lacking."


This is "Anosognosia" or temporary forgetfulness.


Half of people 60 and older have some symptoms that are due to age rather than disease.


The most common cases are:


- forgetting the name of a person,

- going to a room in the house and not remembering why we were going there,

- a blank memory for a movie title or actor, an actress,

- a waste of time searching where we left our glasses or keys.


After 60 years most people have such difficulties, which indicates that it is not a disease, but rather a characteristic due to the passage of years.


Many people are concerned about these oversights hence the importance of the following statements:


  1. "Those who are conscious of being forgetful have no serious problem of memory."

2. "Those who suffer from a memory illness or Alzheimer's, are not aware of what is



Professor Bruno Dubois, Director of IMMA, reassures the majority of people concerned about their oversights:


"The more we complain about memory loss, the less likely we are to suffer from memory sickness."


Now for a little neurological test:


Only use your eyes!


1- Find the C in the table below!















2- If you found the C, then find the 6 in the table below.















3- Now find the N in the table below. Attention, it's a little more difficult!












If you pass these three tests without problem:


- you can cancel your annual visit to the neurologist.

  - your brain is in perfect shape!

- you are far from having any relationship with Alzheimer's.


You are truly blessed, So, share this with your over-55 family and friends, it can reassure them.


If you are over 65 and complaining about a few aches and pains, think again.


92% of people didn't even get that opportunity! So be pleased with your situation and be happy.

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Kristin Whitesides
Kristin Whitesides
Mar 27
Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

And those of us born in the USA won the lottery!

I wonder what the odds were for that.

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