Do you practice Factfulness?
In a perfect world, journalists would always present the news in a completely accurate way, and they’d give plenty of relevant context to make it even more impactful. But, unfortunately, we live in the real world, where journalists are in the business of attracting readers, and readers love things to be both super simple and full of drama. As a result, our worldview has become skewed, a poor representation of what the world is really like.
The assumption that people all across the world are in worse shape than they were before is at the heart of our messed up worldview. However, nothing could be further from the truth. In truth, poverty is at an all-time low, people are living longer, and sexist and oppressive patriarchies are ruling less and less of the world.