The media seems obsessed with bringing us bad news, but did you know that things are actually getting better year-by-year rather than worse?
For example, global poverty is down, the death penalty has been ruled illegal in more than half of all countries (come on, America!), and giant pandas have been removed from the endangered species list….
Perhaps the feelings of doom and gloom that many of us have aren’t as justified as we thought, but rather because we are always being told things are bad we think they are worse than ever?
Of course, we are not saying that everything is alright – and there is plenty more work to do, but sometimes we all need a little reminder that there is kindness in the world.
These pictures and stories will remind you of that basic fact – have a lovely day!
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