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Reality of Optimism January 28, 2017 | 12:45 pm

Just when you think things couldn’t be worse, reading something about how good things actually are is quite helpful. I urge everyone to read this article. It is mind blowingly awesome.

We have less crime than at any time in human history. Poverty is waning on a worldwide scale. Diseases that killed thousands and millions over years are quickly vanishing from the earth. It is truly staggering.

Of course you have to add the obligatory “this doesn’t mean that suffering does not exist or that we shouldn’t do more to help” of course you stupid ninnies. That goes without saying.

But anyone who feels like terrorists are closing in, that the world is about to enter the zombie apocolypse, or that politics has taken such an absurd turn that you don’t even know which way is up (are we seriously arguing with Mexico and in love with Russia? that seems weird…) just think that overall things are pretty good. Better than that, things are pretty damn good indeed.