Is our world getting better or worse?

Posted on November 5, 2008. Filed under: educational, reflection |

This is an interesting question to think about.  Here are some statistics and information to chew on for both sides.

1) Cancer has gone crazy. “Based on current incidence rates, 39% of Canadian women will develop cancer during their lifetimes. Among men, 45% will develop cancer during their lifetime.” –Canadian Cancer Society

2) For the first time the United States has a president that isn’t white!

3) According to World Health Organization, someone around the globe commits suicide every 40 seconds.

4) In Canada, people don’t need to pay for healthcare.  They are taken care of for free.

5) WHO estimates that one third of the world is well fed, one third of the world is under fed, and one third of the world is starving.

6) Human rights are becoming a global issue and people who were once denied rights like voting, and education are now part of their democratic system.

7) A six year old was shot in school… by another six year old.

There’s many more… but these are just a few of the goods and bads of our world.  So, are we progressing? Or are we regressing?

Interesting links about humanity regressing – rob bell the gods aren’t angry

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