Are you ready for positive things in your life? Although it can seem as though the world is falling apart at the seams, this is mostly an illusion brought on my the advent of social media and 24-hour news cycles. Things are actually much, much, much, much better than they have ever been in all of human history….regardless of what your grandparents say. These are 25 positive things that are taking place in the world right now!
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In 1850 only 10% of people could read. Today, 84% can read.
Peak oil was wrong. We actually have a lot more oil than we thought. This gives us more time to wean ourselves off of it.
Thanks to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation polio has nearly been eradicated.
Universal basic income is being trialed in some countries (Switzerland, Finland, Canada)
Burma recently had its first democratically elected prime minister in more than 50 years
Between 2000 and 2015 nearly all of the United Nation’s millennium goals were met (only the environmental goals weren’t reached). These goals covered everything from decreasing hunger and disease to preventing war and violence.
In 2000 there were 839,000 deaths due to malaria. In 2015 the number of deaths was 438,000
Emergency medical systems are becoming more and more accessible to a greater number of people every single year.
Google fiber is expanding to more and more cities. Soon we will all have lightning fast internet.
The US unemployment rate is only 4.9% and that is only improving. It is one of the lowest in the world. Also, wages are rising and in spite of the recent economic recessions the world economy as a whole is expanding and moving forward.
Note: the US economy has been doing really well for quite some time now. We say this just to point out that electing a new president had nothing to do with it.
Murder rates in the United States are significantly lower than they were in the 80s and 90s
This fact alone is enough cause for a celebration. But there is more. Keep on reading!