Perspective of a World Getting Better

childhood mortality rates graphic by anil dash
A lot of times, you can look at the news and mounds of information that come from various sources and its just so pessemistic. I bet that to some degree that we are guilty of that here, MMM hasn’t always been the most chipper place. And yet there is some good news out there if you are looking for it. For example, take this series of data points shared by Anil Dash:

  • The percentage of people in the world living on less than $1.25 per day has been cut in half since 1990, ahead of the schedule of the Millennium Development Goals which hoped to reach this target by 2015.
  • The number of deaths to tuberculosis has been cut 40% in the past twenty years.
  • The consumption of ozone-depleting substances has been cut 85% globally in the last thirty years.
  • The percentage of urban dwellers living in slums globally has been cut from 46.2% to 32.7% in the last twenty years.

Read of the rest of The World is Getting Better at Anil Dash’s website… and pick up your perspective towards what’s really changing in the midst this powerful time of life.