The fact that you are reading this article proves one thing above all: that of the many "end of the world" events, not a single one has actually taken place. The earth still turns its orbits, mankind was not wiped out.
Fears of the sudden or even gradual deterioration of living conditions have plagued us since time immemorial. But anyone who dares to look closely will see that we are living in much better circumstances today than ever before, that prosperity is higher than it has ever been, and that humanity has been on an upward trend for decades, if not centuries: there are fewer and fewer people suffering from hunger, the crime rate is falling steadily. Fewer and fewer people are dying as a result of violent acts. The "acid rain" of the 1980s turned out to be a nightmare, and even the feared catastrophe in the rainforests seems to have failed to materialize.
These are all not pipe dreams, but facts that can be clearly proven. 15-year-old Felix Finkbeiner, for example, has planted 12.6 billion new trees in the last five years with his organization Plant for the Planet, and he is well on his way to reaching his goal of one trillion trees.
In fact, everything is getting better overall. Yet we don't always see it that way. Gregg Easterbrook has written in his book The Progress Paradox about the mental mechanisms at work that make people feel worse even though life is getting better. This is not about whether the glass is half empty or half full. It's not about how you look at the glass! The glass really is getting fuller! Many things have really changed for the better, and the trend is clear. Even if we look at stock prices over the last 100 years, we see that things have always gone up, even if there have been some low blows in between.
This is how it will continue in this century. I am certain - and by no means am I the only one who is certain! I am sure - and I am by no means the only one who is sure! - that we will experience a level of prosperity in this century that we have not yet been able to imagine. This is not a fantasy or a pipe dream; everyone can extrapolate it from the facts that have been available so far.
Dreams must become reality
In my book The Best is Yet to Come, futurologist Dr. Pero Mićić writes: "Let's look at the whole of life, not just the moment. Then the best is yet to come," and Samy Molcho says in his greeting that dreams should not remain dreams. I would even say: they must not remain dreams! We can all contribute to making life not only better, but to making more people consciously see that it is getting better! We can all participate, as individuals and in groups and organizations, in promoting prosperity and growth.
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