Reasons to be Cheerful from Charlie Stross

Just read this thoughtful piece from Charlie Stross (who, as I’ve mentioned once or twice, is a Good Thing). Comparing the state of the world in 2010 with 2000, and finding much to be positive about.

Reasons to be Cheerful – Charlie’s Diary.

He gets double extra bonus points for the last paragraph.

I’m sorry to note that most of the good stuff didn’t happen to those of us in the developed world — but the human world is indisputably in better shape overall in 2010 than it was in 2000. And what makes my neighbour happier without damaging me makes my world a better place.

That last sentence alone is a deeply good thought to take into the new year.