Umair Haque sells Negativity…

Constant negativity is, after a while, just boring. And the apocalypse is always happening next week, but a year later is still imminent.

There is an entitled generation's spokesman at work here, always outraged about everything that doesn't precisely and immediately meet all their needs: everything is doomed, the rich get richer while the poor get poorer; Carbon Dioxide will destroy the planet and everything just keeps getting worse... getting bored yet?

And it is almost all fake catastrophes: the evidence is overpoweringly proving the opposite: that things are getting better each decade compared to the one before. Check this out:

What are we panicking about?

Could it be that we are all being lied to by the likes of Umair Haque?
By every KPI you can think of, the world is getting better, good news far outweighs the bad if you look at the data, not at the headlines. Bad News sells, but don’t be fooled by the hype: it isn’t real.
It doesn’t actually matter all that much who wins the Presidential election, the loudmouth or the one who thinks he is running for the Senate: life will go on, and it will probably go on getting better each year.

I work in IT, Community volunteer interested in Politics, support Capitalism as the best economic system for lifting people out of poverty, Skeptical scientist.

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