If the news we consume is without critique, it becomes nothing but a support for our already preconceived ideas for how the world is. The narrative we allow ourselves to hear can't be from only one source. It's that old saying: if you are dumb and want to be smart, hang out with smart people; if you are smart and want to be smarter, hang out with smart people who disagree with you.
Or like Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote: Human nature will not flourish, any more than a potato, if it be planted and replanted, for too long a series of generations, in the same worn-out soil. My children have had other birthplaces, and, so far as their fortunes may be within my control, shall strike their roots into unaccustomed earth.
These two #TedTalks (linked below) offer an alternative narrative to the one we are hearing continuously. They are what this collection is about. A different and positive view of the world we are living in. This is not a denial of all that is horrible on the planet, but a fair image of how things are and can be.
Change your narrative.
Mia Birdsong: The story we tell about poverty isn't true: http://go.ted.com/b2Gr
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The danger of a single story: http://go.ted.com/uBlmlA
(If you enjoy the content of this currently brief but positive collection, please help it grow by contributing to it. Just tag me and use the hashtag #HumanitysPositiveFuture and I will consider it for inclusion. A guideline to those things I will include are larger trends in the world as a whole.)