It seems as though the news emphasizes almost nothing but catastrophe and encourages negativity. This is not new, but it seems to be overwhelming sometimes. And it leaves the impression that we live in a constant state of terror, unhappiness, fear and anger. Things are getting worse and worse. Danger around every corner. The end is near! That is the narrative.
Good news does not sell papers or drive “clicks”. Good news is boring.
Some good news.
In 2015, a total of 322,761,000 Americans were NOT killed by the police.
The murder rate in Chicago is 1/2 of what it was in 1990. The murder rate in Washington DC is 1/4 of what it was in 1990.
Since the ACA (Obamacare) was enacted uninsured rates fell in every state in the union.Now only about 10%-12% of the population remains uninsured.
At long last all US citizens, including homosexuals, can marry and serve openly in the military.
The US is less dependent on foreign oil than at any time since the 1990s.
Americans demonstrated their generosity by giving more money to charity than ever before. , over $358 billion dollars in 2014.
US teen pregnancy rates are 50% LESS than they were in 1991, and have been falling.
In July of 2009 the rate of inflation was 5.6%. In July of 2016 the rate of inflation was 0.8%. The trend has been steady.
The unemployment rate in January, 2016, is down to 4.9% from a high of 9.8 % in January of 2010.
Since 9/11 you are 15 times more likely to be killed by a deer, than by a foreign terrorist. And your chance of being killed by a deer are less than 1 in 15,000,000.
And, the biggest good news surprise of all time. The Chicago Cubs, currently in 1st place, were predicted to win the World Series by the gambling establishment. (I wouldn’t bet on that one)
So. Good news will not make headlines. Not as exciting as disasters. But cheer up. Things are not nearly as bad as some would like us to believe.