Did you know that only 6% of Americans think that the world is getting better? That’s an astonishingly bleak view for a country to have, but can you really blame us? Turn on the news. You’d think we were in the middle of an apocalypse, with the endless 24-hour cycle of murder, disaster, and mass mayhem that we are subjected to on a constant basis. It is really easy to feel like all of society is on the brink, and we’re just waiting for the straw that breaks the camel’s back.
However, let’s take a step back from the hysteria that so easily floods our social media pages. If we look at things objectively, we begin to see that the exact opposite is true. Indeed, while it can be easy to wear rose-colored glasses and look at the past, the truth is that things are tangibly better now than they’ve ever been. Indeed, the only time you could argue that it was better to be alive, on average, hasn’t existed yet. Here are several reasons why now is absolutely the best time there’s ever been to be alive… More