No matter when you read this, the following statement will always be true: We’ve never been closer to making world peace a reality than we are right now. This statement will always be true because with every new moment, our world gets a little bit better, and each step we take forward brings us one step closer to world peace.
Our world has been consistently improving for centuries, and will continue to get even better at accelerating speeds. This isn’t some dream… it is firmly rooted in reality. One source that confirms this is Indur Goklany, whose book The Improving State of the World brings credible research and reliable facts to support his thesis, which is that our world is getting better and better.
Here are a few of his key findings:
- Global Poverty has been on the decline for centuries
- We are living longer, healthier lives than ever before
- We are better educated than our parents generation, and our children will be better educated than us
- Pollution is down in developed nations
- Pollution will drop in developing nations as they learn from what developed nations have already done
- Food supplies have increased almost 25 percent per capita in the past 50 years
Goklany credits the continued improvements to mutually reinforcing, co-evolving forces he calls the cycle of progress. This same phenomenon is something we’ve been referring to as The Snowball Effect, and it shows us how each step towards a better world makes it easier to take the next step, meaning we are approaching a better world at an accelerating pace.
One of the best notions of world improvement is how the impacts are felt most dramatically by those at the bottom. Tiny improvements that would barely impact those of us in developed nations can have huge ramifications for those who live in extreme poverty. A small improvement to one’s standard of living can mean the difference between life or death. Just one step up can provide an opportunity to climb out of the trap of extreme poverty. (like with John and his MoneyMakerPlus)
This really brings home the fact that every one of us truly has the power to make the world a better place… and our world will only get better as more people become aware of this.
As our world improves, it will decrease the levels of suffering. As suffering drops, so too will tension. With less tension, we will have less violence, less war, and ultimately, more peace. As well, we come to see that our world really isn’t doomed, it will be easier for more of us to find peace within ourselves. A world full of humans embracing inner peace will be one more ingredient contributing to world peace.
Our world is getting better with every new day. Soon, a revolution of optimism will take hold of our planet as we come to recognize how we are truly on the brink of achieving world peace.