Whenever I find myself having a bad day, fretting about the world’s problems, I remember something a friend pointed out to me a long time ago. When you think, for instance, about the bad things happening in a city like Los Angeles on a given day – maybe a bunch of shootings, 100 robberies, whatever – even if there were say 1,000 crimes, that still means that out of 15,000,000 people, 14,999,000 mostly behaved!
And that’s true all over the world. The good is still WAY ahead of the bad, almost everywhere you look. If you need a little refresher on how well things are working, the book Pronoia Is the Antidote for Paranoia by Rob Brezsny is a fun exploration of how the universe is in fact conspiring to work on your behalf. As a great example of this, the fact that you’re reading these words means that the signal that my little mobile device just sent successfully hit a satellite hurling around the Earth at thousands of miles an hour, bounced back, made its way through all sorts of wires and digital networks, landed on the server where I store work sometimes, got ported through various digital copies (email, thumb drives) and arrived intact in print or on YOUR device, and assembled itself back into little letters on paper or on your screen. Crazy.