A Glimmer of Hope for Thanksgiving

Ponder this on Thanksgiving… according to New York Times journalist Nicholas Kristof, the world is getting nicer. And, he cites, that may very well be “the most important thing that has ever happened in human history.”

Kristof, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, notes that while the world still faces brutality and cruelty, there is reason to give thanks for the progress we are making.

He references author Steven Pinker’s book, “The Better Angels of Our Nature“, as saying, “today we may be living in the most peaceable era in our species’ existence.” There are fewer wars, fewer human casualties in those wars, and fewer murders. While atrocities still occur, they are now met with protests. Civil rights are spreading to all people and compassion has expanded to include animals. Many of us are on a spiritual path.

So on this day of giving thanks, let’s join Kristof in “a moment to acknowledge remarkable progress and give thanks for the human capacity for compassion and moral growth.”

The tipping point is coming.

Read the complete article here.

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1 reply

  1. I believe that people are better served by taking the optimistic approach to life and living; for the individual whose perspective is steeped in hopelessness and despair is lost…forever.

    Best,
    Kevin

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