If you turn on the news these days, no matter what channel it is, you’re going to see a whole lot of doom and gloom, and blood and guts.
And it’s easy to get sucked into that negativity, which is why we’re going to do exactly THE OPPOSITE today!
We’re only gonna focus on the good stuff that should bring all of us at least a small amount of comfort.
So, what do you say?
Let’s check out some uplifting facts from AskReddit users.
“The world is more literate, healthier and well fed than at any time in human history.
The percentage of people starving to death has been on a downward trajectory for years.
You are less likely to be assaulted or robbed than your parents were.”
2. It could be worse.
“There’s probably an infinite amount of different timelines in parallel universes where you’re doing worse than you are right now, so be proud of yourself.”
3. This is so true.
“EVERYONE IS WINGING IT.
I’ve worked in multiple industries and no matter which, barely anyone above management level has a clue what they’re doing and the ones that do are too afraid to poke their heads above the trenches.
Everyone is winging it, every job is a bodge and your best to learn on the job.”
4. True love.
“Male penguins search for the most beautiful boulder to give to their fiance as a gift and sign of love.”
5. Don’t even worry about it.
“The chance of a plane crash is 1 in 5,400,000, and 95% of the time they aren’t fatal.
Also know most accident happen while taking off or landing.
Once you are in the air, you have basically nothing to worry about.”
6. You look great!
“If only 1% of the world’s population finds you attractive that’s 78,000,000 people.”
7. The best therapy.
“The ocean remains the same.
You can sit on the beach, listen to the waves and forget about the world’s troubles.”
8. Getting better.
“Things in the world are actually getting better, not worse.
Check out “Factfulness” by Hans Rosling. Right now things are in the sh*tter, but we’ll get past it.”
9. Another day.
“No matter what happens- good, bad or otherwise- remember one consistent fact: the sun rises in the East and sets in the West. The sun rises and sets every day, and this won’t change for several million years.
The motivational part of this is usually, just as the sun rises and sets everyday, every day can be a new day for you.”
10. Part of the team.
“Cats like to sit on your laptop, computer, paper work to feel included. They see you’re doing something important and want to help too in their own way.
If you are doing something on a laptop and have a separate old one just for her, she feels important and would not bother you on the one you’re using.”
11. Time well spent.
“Time that you enjoyed wasting, was not wasted.”
12. Children of the stars.
“You have iron and other elements in your body that can ONLY occur in a supernova. Which means a star died so you could exist.
You are the child of stars.”
13. Do your best.
“Dont worry about death. Just be the best version of yourself.
Either God exists and you’re in heaven chilling or you are just gone and you never had have think or worry again.
The sooner you can get your head round this, the sooner you’ll make the most of life and enjoy the moments you can.”
14. Put it into perspective.
“Life is 10% what happens to you, and 90% how you perceive it. If you’re going through some hard times, try putting things in perspective and thinking from a different angle 🙂 !”
15. Your brain loves you.
“Your brain has your back!
No one truly understands the phenomena of your life flashing before your eyes when near death but the best guess is that it’s your brain trying to save you.
Experiences in your life are stored by your brain as lessons on what to do next time. When you start learning to walk your brain is learning how to shift weight around to keep you upright.
If you stumble as an adult, your brain immediately and subconsciously scans your experiences, finds the relevant data, and puts that into action to make your legs move the right way to keep you from falling. This happens hundreds of times a day for various things and you never realize it.
When you are near death, you brain does this same process, trying to find a relevant piece of data to inform your actions to get out of the situation. Obviously, in a fatal scenario, it can’t, but it continues to rapidly run through memories, dedicating more and more energy to the task.
This causes the normally subconscious process to be detected in parts of the brain that normally deal with conscious thought and so you become aware of it.
So even at the very last moments of your life, your brain is still at full-tilt trying to save you.”
How about you?
What are your go-to facts that really bring you comfort?
Tell us about them in the comments, please!