A few years ago I participated in a reader series that focused on the book, Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think, by Has Rosling.
In the book, Rosling presents real data that illustrates how our perceptions of the state of the world are very different from the reality in which it exists.
For example, most people around the world have their base needs met on a daily basis. In the past 100 years, enormous progress has been made in a number of areas: access to healthcare, women’s rights, access to education, life expectancy, and many other indicators that improve the standard of living and quality of life for people around the world.
I highly recommend this book and hope you will check it out. It’s about more than the facts presented within; it’s about how we can largely be wrong as large groups of people and how we should be open to new information.
Remember, libraries are your friend and you can get this book for FREE from one of them.