While all social networks are raging with hatred and negativity, I want to dilute this with good news and facts. The world is not so bad, look back:

Norwegians decide not to drill oil wells in the Lofoten Islands (with oil reserves of $ 53 billion) in order to preserve the ecosystem of the islands.

For the first time in the history of Malawi, a woman was elected speaker of the country’s parliament. Esther Chilenge annulled 1,500 marriages with minor girls and sent them back to school.

Swedish donors receive SMS with thanks every time their blood saves people.

Thanks to the Endangered Species Act, the nearly endangered population of sea turtles has increased by 980%.

Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Thai supermarkets abandoned plastic bags and started wrapping purchases in banana leaves.

Holland became the first country without stray dogs.

South Korea organizes dance parties for people after 65 years to fight dementia and loneliness.

In Rome, you can pay for a metro ticket with plastic bottles. Thus, 350,000 bottles have already been collected.

California restricts sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits to stores so people take pets from shelters.

Rice farmers around the world are starting to use duck fields instead of pesticides. Ducks eat insects and pinch weeds without touching rice.

Canada passes legislation banning use of killer whales and dolphins in the entertainment industry.

Holland sows the roofs of hundreds of bus stops with flowers and plants – especially for bees.

Iceland became the first country in the world to legalize equal salaries for men and women.

German circuses instead of animals use their holograms to stop the use of animals in circuses.

Underwater robot LarvalBot sows the bottom of the Great Barrier Reef with microscopic corals specially grown to restore the ecosystem.

To reduce suicide, Sweden organized the world’s first psychiatric ambulance.

4,855 people stood in line for hours in the rain to test for stem cells to save the life of a five-year-old boy.

An Indian village celebrates the birth of each girl by planting 111 trees. Thus, 350,000 trees have already been planted. Thanks to the ban on hunting for humpback whales, their population has grown from a few  hundred to 25,000.

The Netherlands built five artificial islands specifically for the conservation of birds and plants. Two years later, 30,000 birds already live there and 127 species of plants grow.

NASA satellites recorded that the world has become greener than 20 years ago.

Since 1994, the number of suicides has decreased by 38%. It saved about four million lives.

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