As usual, the news is all doom and gloom. More terrorist attacks in France and police shootings in the United States. A failed military coup in Turkey empowers a tyrant. Meanwhile, household income in Australia is allegedly stagnant.
Despite all this bad news, in the history of humankind we are living extraordinarily successful lives.
It is important to sometimes sit back, and see the sunshine. Here are seven graphs from HumanProgress.org that show how far humanity has come.