When I read the book with the class, I really never knew that much about the statistics of the world. How many people I knew, but I didn't know how many people had electricity, or where they came from in the world. It all made more sense after I read it.
One thing that really surprised me is that 18 of the people of the world are from the ages of 10-18, 20 are from 0-9, and 17 are in their 20's. So the ages of the people of the global village are very young. But it really upset me to hear that over 1/2 the people in the global village don't have the basic needs of food, water, and shelter. So they live on less than $2 dollars a day. But the 10 richest people in the global village have $87,500 a year. But the US are some of those people.
After I read the book, I wanted to help the people who lived on $2 dollars a day and help them get some of the basic things of life, that they have very scarce limits of. After hearing some more stats, I wanted to help people all over the world, not just the people who live on less then $2 dollars a day. 1/4 don't have electricity, and most of the people who even do have electricity use it just for light at night. 1/2 the people who live on more than $2 dollars a day live on like $6 dollars a day. So they really maximize their money, just fitting in their basic needs, not much else.
Reading this book, I really learned a ton about the earth and what the people on it live like.