Here’s one for the nay-sayers, totally off-topic.
There has never been a greater time to be alive. Despite appearances, despite what the pessimists might tell you, we are the luckiest generation ever to walk the planet. Our children are even luckier. Things are far from perfect and there is still far too much terrorism, war, suffering, poverty, homelessness, famine and prejudice. But things are getting better all the time.
Here’s a graph (albeit from last year) which puts some perspective on recent events:
Cheer up you blockheads.