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Peter Gasston

Shared April 24, 2018

But it is just as ridiculous to look away from the progress that has been made. The consequent loss of hope can be devastating. When people wrongly believe that nothing is improving, they may lose confidence in measures that actually work.

Nishan Pantha

Shared April 20, 2018

Something that's nails the facts (and the psychological truth). The rise of drama in the online platforms and social media that is representing the negative aspects of the world around more and more has been creating delusions to every other person. In this bubble, our minds are being manipulated in subtle ways. Let's look at the other end of the spectrum. Surely, the world has changed (and shall always) and the changes that we are seeing is increasing rapidly than it was few decades back. Despite the fact that "incorrect", "harmful" and "bad" aspects of these changes are too growing, we cannot dampen the other end of the spectrum. Surely, the world will continue to change in both ways. There is probably more negatives than the positives but we should not undershadow the good aspects. We see the news of terrorisms, murder, rape, poor education/health, and whole lot of "negative" dimensions of humanity and lives. But, that shouldn't hamper the psychology of us to thrive for a better tomorrow. It might not be for us, for a "self" but generations to come.

Cheers... :)

Benjamin Ho

Shared April 15, 2018

- Hans Rosling

Remember that the media and activists rely on drama to grab your attention; that negative stories are more dramatic than positive ones; and how simple it is to construct a story of crisis from a temporary dip pulled out of its context of a long-term improvement.

Nikola Kotur

Shared April 13, 2018

Remember that the media and activists rely on drama to grab your attention

Andrew Palmer

Shared April 15, 2018

We need to learn to control our drama intake.

Beneatha Quah

Shared May 8, 2018

it’s both bad and better. That is how we must think about the current state of the world.

Josh Richards

Shared April 22, 2018

My guess is you feel that me saying that the world is getting better is like me telling you that everything is fine, and that feels ridiculous. I agree. Everything is not fine. We should still be very concerned. As long as there are plane crashes, preventable child deaths, endangered species, climate change sceptics, male chauvinists, crazy dictators, toxic waste, journalists in prison, and girls not getting an education, we cannot relax. But it is just as ridiculous to look away from the progress that has been made. The consequent loss of hope can be devastating. When people wrongly believe that nothing is improving, they may lose confidence in measures that actually work.