When Americans rang in the new year on January 1, 2020, I don’t think this is what any of them had in mind.
From a devastating global pandemic to gut-wrenching protests to raging California wildfires to countless business closures… it’s been a challenging year. And it seems every day brings more bad news.
With everything that’s happening, it’s easy to feel pessimistic about things. If you go by the news headlines, the glass seems more than half-empty. It’s more like the glass is shattered all over the floor… and probably covered in acid.
Yet some people – our own Alexander Green included – are staying optimistic.
Now that we’re inching closer to fall and a heated election season, we wanted to know how our readers were feeling about the rest of the year. So we asked in this week’s Twitter poll: How do you feel about what’s to come in 2020?
A full 72% of respondents said they feel optimistic. We’re glad to hear it!
And whatever your outlook, keep in mind there are trends you don’t always hear about on the news. Take it from Alex…
Most news coverage is negative. Most campaign rhetoric is negative. Most editorial opinions are negative.
But most trends affecting the quality of our lives are actually positive.
Human life spans have never been longer. Standards of living have never been higher. Educational attainment has never been greater. Medical care has never been more effective. Violent crime – despite recent outbreaks – is in a long-term cycle of decline. And, in recent months, U.S. household income and net worth hit all-time records.
Click here to view the results of this week’s poll. And stay tuned for our next one.