- Africa is larger than you think.
- Poverty in the world has dramatically declined in the past 20 years.
- Human beings have become less violent.
- Children are born with empathy and wired to want to help others.
- No such thing as a purely rational decision.
- People are getting smarter.
- In fact, almost everything getting better than you think.
- Add your favorite in the comments so we can get to 10.
How Do You Know What You Know?
- Africa has as many acres as Europe, China, India, Japan, and the contiguous 48 States all put together.
- The decline of poverty (The Economist 2013)
- The decline of violence (The Better Angels of our Nature by Steven Pinker)
- Children are born with empathy and wired to want to help others. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RK8rKKp-vP0)
- Emotion is essential to decision-making.
- In the last 150 years our brains have had to master a much more complex world. (http://www.livescience.com/37095-humans-smarter-or-dumber.html
- In fact, almost everything getting better than you think. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLTTvHI1R)