7 Statistics That Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity

If you’re in a pessimistic mood, we’ve got just the thing to restore your faith in humanity when you’re at your lowest point — statistics.

No, not that horribly difficult class you took in college, but just a few statistics on the way the world is headed these days. And, contrary to what you may see from the news, it’s better than you might think.

What news have you read about today? A war? A rape? The deaths of hundreds of immigrants?

Most media is built around finding the most horrifyingly negative stories and running them over and over again. It gets so bad that most people begin to believe that the world is in worse shape than ever, in every way imaginable.

But that’s simply not true.

For example, did you hear about the quickly-waning poverty levels in the world? What about the increased tolerance throughout the US? Well, contrary to what you’ve been exposed to, the world isn’t quite so bad as the news might make you think. We did some digging and found a few facts that may change your perspective. Check out the slide show above with a sampling of what we’re talking about. It may make you take a very different view of the world around you.