It is said that the 2010s was the best decade in world history. Look at the list from a fellow writer …
- Extreme poverty has fallen below 10 percent of the world’s population for the first time (it was 35 percent in 1987).
- Child mortality has fallen to record low levels.
- Famine has virtually gone extinct.
- Malaria, polio, and heart disease are all in decline.
- Half of the world is now middle class or wealthier.
- Mortality rates for women and infants have been halved since 1990.
- Primary education has become near-universal in nearly all of the world.
- Christians in Iran are the ‘fastest-growing church’ in the world (in spite of terrible conditions and persecution.
Pretty good. But yet it seems we are also very stressed, even in America. I realize we can spew a list of bad stuff too … opiate crisis, threat of war, highest abortion rate, randomn acts of violence, political and racial division, I drive a car that’s over 20 years old, I am still paying on my son’s college loan … I think I have spun into personal woes, so I will stop.
The issue … where do you look? I am not an optimist that is naive and overly dismissive of naysayers. But I hope I am more of a glass half full type of guy.
Let this be my mantra … think on true, noble, pure, right, admirable, lovely things.
If we thought more on theses things in the 20s, what a great decade this will be. I will think and work for it. What about you?
For this first full week of 2020, I am focusing on getting our worldview into proper alignment with God. It starts with me …