Why does our modern society phrase everything in a Chicken Little style mentality? The sky is falling! The sky is falling! Global Warming! Ocean Acidification! Ice caps Melting! Crime at it highest! blah blah blah.

Why can’t anyone ever speak about the good things our society has brought about? Modern Medicine for instance. Sure, Obamacare sucks, but the basic medicine behind it is flat out amazing. Sure we don’t have cures for malaria, yet. But how many people do you know that have Polio? Died from a tooth infection? Or a simple cut that got infected? Those all used to kill people just a short 100 years ago. Not any more.

How about how much our society has Cleaned up the rivers, oceans, and lakes? A ferry tipped over only a short distance from the banks of the Thames river. Almost every person on board died. Drowned? Well, kind of. In the mid 19th centrury the river was so polluted that pollutions over came anyone that could swim and killed them. When was the last time you watched raw sewage flow down the river, that wasn’t caused by an accident? That used to be common place on many rivers in the UK and US. Not anymore.

The list goes on and on and on. The things modern society has brought us. And yet, all you hear is whining, crying, bitching, and moaning about one thing or another that’s going to “Kill us all”, “Kill the fuzzy (fill in the blank) animal”, ruin something or other. Can’t people just shut the hell up and look at the good things once in a while? Is that really too much to ask for?