How Good Do We Have It, Really?


How good do we have it, really?
December 27, 2015 Steve Moraco

“In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first.”

-Jimmi Hendrix

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I often end up going on rants about how good things are. Because things are REALLY good. Like, insanely good.

I also do a lot of talking about “changing the world” or whatever. It’s worth noting (see the Hendrix quote above) that it’s kind of hard to change the world if you don’t know what’s actually going on. So this page will hopefully help you get your head together. Cool? Cool.

I know I know, the news is super scary and filled with terrorism and unusual weather events, people have opinions about Donald Trump, etc. But we also actually factually live in a world that is radically radically better than anyone realizes.

It’s almost impossible to keep in mind how good we have it given how often we get told “Things are really bad! Buy my product or watch these ads while you try not to think about how awful the world is!” or “Can’t pay rent? Work harder!” etc.

I suspect that this whole “No wait, things aren’t as bad as they seem, that’s just what the news tells you! Things are actually great!” rant will probably be a continuing theme in my life.

So that’s why I’ve made this page. I’ve also put it at a really easy to remember address: – so any time you need a reminder that you’re a part of a planet where things are better than they have ever been for nearly everyone, just type that into your browser and you’ll end up right back here.

Here is a video to give you a quick 4-minute rundown of how good things are:

TL;DR: I’ve put this page together as a reference for when I want to help people understand just how good things are now compared to the recent past.

And here’s one that is relevant and applicable for your every day life:

Great, right? I know. What a time to be alive.

If you run into any more fantastic things online you think belong on this page, leave a comment below:

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