For those who are thinking to change the world, as we know it, let me tell you that it is more difficult than it looks. Firstly, the most important thing is to understand that how do these facts of the world function and if changed for the better, do have the power to transform the ways we think. At the same time, this “change” is the first step in changing the world. What’s more interesting would be the reaction of the people who will be reading this special designed and factual top ten ranking. Despite of the advancements of the whole human race and the first world nations, some of these facts are in fact “slaps” on the faces of all the nations who claim to be “Humane” and the promoters of worldwide integrity. These facts about the world have always been visible to you, but in disguised forms due to which you were never able to grasp the actual reality embedded beneath them and obviously none of them can be seen in CIA fact book. So, without any further ado let us take a look at the 10 facts that should change the world or “That Could Change the World”.
10. More than 25 % of American Teenagers Smoke or Use Drugs
In the year 2011, it was reported by various surveys that more than half of the American high school students (Males and Females) drink, smoke and use drugs in many ways. It was also reported that almost 25 % of them had started smoking and using drugs before the age of 18. Similar reports have also been published by the National Center for Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA). The most preferred among all the drugs which are used by the American teenagers are marijuana, cocaine and tobacco.
9. Nearly 8 Million American Men and Women suffer from various eating disorders
Most of you might have heard by the various eating disorders which are common these days like Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and many others. The above reported figures elucidate that there is indeed a psychological factor waxed in the prevalence of these disorders. Not surprisingly, most of the female American models also suffer from one of the above mentioned eating disorders. But what’s more surprising is the fact that these days even men also suffer from these induced and deliberate eating behaviors.
8. The average life expectancy of a Japanese woman is nearly 84 years while that of a Botswanan is less than 40 years
There is no doubt in saying that the life span of humans has doubled due to the advancements in all domains of medical science and other fields. Surprisingly, the average life expectancy in times of the Roman Empire was not more than 25 years. But these days the Japanese women live to be nearly 84 years on an average rate. In addition, some of the oldest and aged men are also found in Japan. Many biologists and scientists have asserted that in a matter of six decades most of the Japanese women will live to be 100 years on an average rate. At the same time, what is more tragic is the fact that most of the people in Botswana, a land locked region in Africa, do not live more than 40 years. This indeed raises a number of questions for all the advanced nations of the world.
7. Annually 12000 Women are being murdered in Russia from Domestic Violence
No one is bound to live in the fear of violence whether it comes from the side of the loved ones or from unknown people. In most of the countries these days, it is a widespread belief that the matters of the husband and wife should be solved in secrecy and privately without any intervention from the side of the law. How absurd is that? It is a hard reality of the world that more than 100,000 women are murdered and more than 3 million are abused physically by their husbands, boyfriends, relatives and many others. Most of the women don’t even report this form of abuse which indeed elucidates that the actual figures would be much more than the specified numbers. Although this crime is the most violent of them all, but still it is the least visible to all of us. What’s more tragic is our inactiveness in this regard. Many women in Russia have now mobilized in order to generate awareness in women, but what can they do?
6. The Chances of Mental Illness are three times more in those children who live in Poverty
This fact is yet another question for Britain, which despite of being the fourth largest and stable economy in the world, has one of the very highest rates of child poverty. It has been reported that 1 in every 3 of the children in Britain live under the line of poverty. What’s more alarming the reported numbers are three times more than the ones which had been reported in the year 1970. In addition, more than half of the children in London are living in extreme poverty although London is the city which has the highest income per person. It also happens to be the city which has the most number of millionaires in the whole world. The effects of this form of deliberate exclusion from the main stream can be quite devastating, as children born in such circumstances are more likely to die in the very first year of their birth. If somehow they do manage to survive, then the chances for them suffering from a major mental disorder are quite high.
5. The Avon Ladies in Brazil are much more than the members of the Brazilian armed forces
At number 6 we have yet another strange picture of Brazil. According to numerous estimates there are nearly 700,000 “Avon Ladies” who are working all over the country including the amazon jungle. It is because of these women that the Avon’s market of Brazil is now the second biggest in the world after that of the United States of America. It is also because of the fact these are high times for the beauty industry. With more than $ 95 billion of global net worth, this market is showing a growth of nearly 7 % each year. But here arises the question that what really does the beauty industry sell? Self-esteem and beauty packed in creams and jars is the answer. The Brazilian government continuously demands access to the top beauty markets, while refusing to give a good pay to most of the Avon Ladies.
4. The Penalty of Homosexual Relationships is “Death” in nearly 9 Countries
In the year 2002, it was reported that three men had been beheaded in Abha, Saudi Arabia. These three were accused of having homosexual relationships, sodomy, molesting small children and of many other nihilistic acts. All the proceedings and trails were carried out in secrecy from the side of the authorities. Based on the worldwide surveys carried by the Lesbian and Gay Association, there are presently nine countries in which the punishment of homosexuality is death. The names of some of these countries are Iran, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan and Yemen.
3. Every Minute 2 or more people die in car accidents
It has been reported that thousands of people die each day as a result of the car accidents and nearly 4 million each year. The pure motive behind the invention of cars was to incorporate comfort, convenience and easy access to any part of the city or country. Car accidents are the unjustified costs which are required to be paid by those who want to live in the present societies. But is this business worth a human life? Only the car manufacturers and designers cannot be termed guilty, as it would be unjust. An equivalent role is played by the people who use these cars in their daily lives.
2. There are more than 50 million child laborers in India
The best example of economic exploitation is to be found not in the industrialized nations of the 18th century as Karl Marx had asserted, but is in fact found in some of the third world countries like India, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Most of you can only dare to imagine the deafening noises and dangerous chemical fragments that are spread in the environment of most of the factories located in India. The lives and existence of these poor children is, to say the least, “Miserable”. So, what do the Indian and Pakistani authorities have to say about this?
1. Each year 150,000 are dying from Global Warming
One of the abrasive and alarming facts of the 21st century is “Global Warming”. In the past few years, extreme and devastating weather events like floods, droughts, heat waves and rising sea levels. All of the above mentioned changes are quite substantiated, as they have been reported and confirmed by most of the ecologists, geologists and scientists in the world. If not controlled effectively, global warming would come to cause irreversible changes in the world wide atmospheres like unusual and large scale melting of glaciers, this resulting in more dangerous and destructive floods. Nearly 20,000 people have been killed this year in Europe, thanks to the extreme heat waves resulted from global warming. Surprisingly, there are certain diseases that are now being causes due to the changes in the weather conditions, thus lowering down the healthy years of life. The WHO experts have repeatedly asserted that if this situation is not controlled, then in the upcoming years the number of people who die of global warming would be tripled. Already 150,000 people are killed due to global warming. Just imagine a heat wave that will melt down all your bones in a matter of seconds, because that’s what is going to happen in the very near future.