15 Facts to Give You Hope

I know that a lot of people on here are having a really hard time lately, myself included. I just wanted to show people that all is not lost and that there is hope.

1. Poverty rates have gone down

In the last thirty years the number of people living in poverty all around the world has been cut in HALF. Isn't that just awesome.

http://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/poverty/overview

2. Crime rates are down

Despite the media heavily increasing coverage on crime the fact is that crime rates have been heavily and steadily falling for the past two decades.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/17/upshot/perceptions-havent-caught-up-to-decline-in-crime.html?_r=0

3. DIVORCE RATES ARE DOWN NOT UP.

Despite what you might say or believe the stats do not lie. Divorce rates are at the lowest they have been since the 1970's.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/02/upshot/the-divorce-surge-is-over-but-the-myth-lives-on.html

4. Teen Pregnancy is at an all time low

Society moving towards teaching safe sex instead of abstinence is largely to credit for this.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2016/04/28/teen-birth-rate-hits-all-time-low-led-by-50-percent-decline-among-hispanics-and-blacks/

5. Disease deaths are down

Deaths from the big killers in the U.S like Heart Disease and Cancer have gone down.

http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/27/health/death-rate-down/

6. Despite what you may believe, since Obama took office the deficit is down

The Deficit has gone drastically down these past few years.

7. The Hole in the ozone is getting smaller

The hole is the ozone is getting much smaller. Yay for the environment.

http://news.mit.edu/2016/signs-healing-antarctic-ozone-layer-0630

8. Literacy rates are rising

Global literacy rates are rising and that is just awesome, remember kids reading is cool.

https://gemreportunesco.wordpress.com/2012/05/31/literacy-rates-are-rising-but-not-fast-enough/

9. We are using FAR more renewable energy sources than we used to.

over 23 percent of the worlds energy now comes from renewable sources and the number is on teh rise. Hooray.

10. People are getting smarter

People keep getting smarter and smarter. I honestly don't care why but the fact that we are is a very good thing.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/06/human-intelligence-iq-research_n_6792758.html

11. Combat related deaths are down

Globally less people are dying of war related causes. Considering that human history is just so full of war and violence towards their fellow man. This is an absolutely phenomenal thing.

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/globally-deaths-war-and-murder-are-decline-180950237/?no-ist

12. LGBTQA people are gaining more and more accepted

These people are just trying to live their lives and more and more people are starting to realize that its not perfect but its getting better every day.

http://newsfeed.time.com/2013/06/13/lgbt-americans-feel-more-accepted-but-still-claim-discrimination/

13. We are much closer to finding a cure for HIV and AIDS than ever before

We are making heavy progress in this field people and that is just so awesome isn't it.

https://www.rt.com/usa/343841-hiv-cure-animals-dna/

14. The internet keeps reaching more and more people.

This means easier global communication and far more people have access to learning and information that ever before.

http://news.BBC.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8552410.stm

15. Human population growth is going to start declining

Which is just freaking great for humanity and the environment.

http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2013/01/world_population_may_actually_start_declining_not_exploding.html

#HUMANITYFUCKYEAH


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  • are you sure about the ozone layer? because if you are, i love you right now. thank you. :D

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  • Explain #14? How is that good?

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  • nice take my fave one <3

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  • This is awesome :)

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  • Nice take!

    Those are good news!

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  • Thank goodness on human population growth. Phew!

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What Guys Said 5

  • Thanks for your thoughts and extreme thanks for the first picture.

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  • What a nice thread 😁

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  • I'm sorry, but how is #14 a good thing?

    :-P

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  • You've got some good ones in there. Very well done take.

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  • All good. I laugh when people say the world is in really bad shape. I mean we are living in some of the most peaceful times ever. I say we have it pretty good.

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