Although we are surrounded by negative news which consumes us on the day to day, this doesn’t mean that all is bad with the world! People across advanced economies are thinking that we are struggling as a planet but have no idea that the world is becoming a much better place thanks to advanced technologies, better healthcare, and tourism helping poorer countries’ economies.
As humans in today’s day and age, we are all becoming much more aware of the world around us and becoming much more accepting of peoples’ differences. Thanks to the internet, social media, and generational differences, we are starting to break taboos and overcome traditional barriers. From becoming more accepting of sexuality and cultural norms to experimenting with our own lifestyles by trying new things and exploring our sexual side with double penetration sex toys, the world around us is everchanging.
1.Healthcare is helping us live for longer
It is hard to believe that the average life expectancy across European countries once did not exceed around 35 years, with incredibly high levels of child mortality rates being an ongoing battle faced across the world. Common causes of death included women dying in childbirth, diseases such as smallpox and the plague, and child mortality rates exceeding 10%, but thanks to modern medicine and better public safety, average life expectancy is much better across the world.
2.GBP in developed countries is growing
While we have seen many long-lasting ups and downs such as the Great Depression and the Great Recession, the constancy of the long-run growth rates is incredibly surprising. Low-income countries such as China and India have been growing at a significantly faster pace in recent decades and are quickly catching up to the west. Hundreds of millions of people have seen their living standards improve and for the first time ever since the Industrial Revolution, about half of the global population can be considered middle class.
3.Wars are becoming less common
The world has been riven by conflict for as long as we can remember. At least two of the world’s largest powers have been at war with each other more than 50% of the time since about 1500 and while the early 20th Century was especially brutal with two world wars in a short space of time, we have seen a much more peaceful world since then and conflict is starting to be resolved in other ways.
4.The global population is stabilising
Many people have been concerned about the huge rise in global population, but fertility rates have fallen significantly across the globe so it is estimated that the global population will stabilise at about 11 billion by the end of this century. In many developing countries such as Brazil, China and a number of African nations, they have already switched to a low-fertility regime which took many advanced economies almost 100 years. By managing the number of people who are on the planet, our quality of life is expected to improve by reducing overcrowding.