Despite the doomsday discourses, which have always been hegemonic in all periods of history, it is enough to take a look at a few decades ahead to simply feel very proud of how we have improved the world in all areas, from social to environmental.
Every time someone comes to you with the refrain that the world is going to the abyss and that values have been lost, send it to them.
Reasons for optimism
Hunger may disappear from our planet by 2030 if current improvements continue.
More than a billion people have escaped extreme poverty since 1990.
The number of children out of school has been divided by two in 20 years.
The human development index (health, longevity, level of education, standard of living) has progressed in all world regions between 1990 and 2014.
The fertility rate has gone from 5 births per woman in 1960 to 2.5 births in 2014.
In 1900 very few people benefited from a social security system. Today is the norm.
Since 2001, people have been more generous each year than the year before.
The amount allocated to international public aid for development has increased steadily for 50 years.
Most states in the world are democracies. Two centuries ago they were only 5%.
In 2016, Burma emerged from an authoritarian regime of more than 50 years through democratic means.
In the following video you can see the 40 extra reasons, in case you still have any doubts that each time, in general, we live in a slightly better world: