Is the world a happier place today, than yesterday?
Each morning’s news bring us latest in what is bad in the world – few reminders what is good in this world, what got better overnight.
On this day in 1963 the world changed – and it didn’t. Yes, someone was murdered that day. You could argue that it was a crime, or a conspiracy. You could argue it was a terrorist plot, or that it was one crazy act of one crazy person. The event was the assassination of John F. Kennedy in Dallas.
Since then, is the world a better place?
I think so, by a huge margin over any negative argument. Bad acts of bad people may dominate news coverage, but quality of life in the world, progress in science, medicine, human rights and protection of our planet are many-fold beyond anyone’s dreams – or his dreams of going to the moon.
We get over and quickly forget the news of the day. Our world is not one world – it is 7 billion worlds, my world and your world, because we all see the world today and the world of the future through our own eyes only …
The world is better. Happier. And safer.
written / published from the Heritage Inn, Saskatoon, SK
morning walk: -2C/38F, a few clouds, a little warmer overnight – slippery in this industrial area so, again, my walk was short and non-athletic … and early (must get to the convention hotel early for a sound-check … I’m speaking this morning in a District Table Topics contest, I’ve drawn the #12 position out of 12, not last, but a grande finale …)
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