6 Reasons Why The World Isn't Such A Bad Place

by - May 20, 2015

These days, when you turn on the news, it seems like every story is about something bad happening. When you turn on your computer and login to any of your social media accounts, the likely hood that you will encounter an internet troll is very high. Looking at all these things could make you feel like the world is an awful place to be.

I was inspired to do this post after a very bad week I had recently and after taking a step back and taking a real good look at, not the bad things in the world, but the good, I decided to make a list for me to look back on every time I get down on myself or the world and I want to share them with you.

1. Good People Do Exist

These two football players decided to sit with this guy so that he wouldn't have to eat alone.

Nice Football Players

And This Guy:


2. Advances In Medicine

Before 1796, humans had to brave viral diseases without vaccinations. Now we have numerous vaccines which saves countless lives. Before 1846, many people had to go "under the knife" without anesthesia. As we all know, that has drastically changed for the better. New technologies are being developed every year for different types of machinery that will help to diagnose and improve our quality of life. If this isn't a good indication that the world isn't such a bad place, then I don't know what is.

3. Acceptance Is More Prevalent

Many years ago divorce was considered as something that one should be ashamed of and many people suffered marriages in silence just to avoid having to go through the shame associated with divorce. Fast forward to now, people are coming out without fear, more women are identifying as feminists, and we have our first black president. I know we still aren't where we should be as a society, but you can't deny that we've made great strides in accepting diverse groups of people.

4. Dreams Do Come True

Since more people are exposed to the internet, that means that you have easier access to resources and people who can point you in the right direction to achieving that dream you have. Pretty much the only thing keeping you from living out your dreams is you. If  Tyler Perry can go from being homeless to being a high paid director and actor, then you can do anything!

5. Life's Simplest Feelings Are The Best

Whenever you have a moment where you start to feel sorry for yourself or need a simple reminder that there are things out there that, while the may be simple, are some of the best feelings in the world. Like These:

  • That moment when your hot and sweaty and walk into an air conditioned room.

  • Also, jumping in a hot bubble bath after a long day.

  • Going to the bathroom after holding it in for a long time - haha no, I'm serious

  • That first bite of dessert

  • Hugging a cuddly little fur baby (in my case, my dog)

  • Jumping into a cold swimming pool during a hot day

  • Also, eating ice cream on a hot day

  • Laying down in freshly washed sheets

  • Waking up Christmas morning

  • Learning a new skill and slaying it

6. Take A Look At Your Surroundings

Nothing makes me feel better than seeing the beautiful landscapes the world has to offer. Whether it be summer, spring, fall or winter, each season has it's own distinct and beautiful atmosphere. Just LOOK:

Mountain 1

Mountain 3

It can be so easy to fall into the trap of thinking that every where you turn bad things are happening, so then you think the world is bad. Yes, bad things do happen but it's important to remember that they aren't the majority of the world. I know sometimes you have a really bad day or bad week and it's really hard to be optimistic, but try to remember this:

  • You are never as awkward as you think you are

  • You are never as annoying as you think you are

  • You're never as boring as you think you are

  • You are way more wanted than you give yourself credit for

Chin Up Dude!

I hope you enjoyed this post, now go out there and have a great day!!

How are you feeling today? What's one thing you want to improve on?

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  1. This was a really good post. I enjoyed number 1, mostly. Why? I have been living out of the U.S., for 16 years. I have lived all over & lately the news has been so horrifying. Being in Japan the past few years has really made me not want to go back to the U.S., because they are so helpful, kind and considerate. They aren't loud, they aren't rude, they take pride in all their food & work. Unfortunately we head back to the U.S. Next month & this really made me a little relieved. ❤️❤️

  2. So much love for this post--it's great for restoring faith in humanity! :] I've found that the more negative things there are happening, the more I reallyreally appreciate the good people that I come across. <3

  3. Love this post! It's so easy to get bogged down with all the negativity in this world and it's great to be reminded that things aren't so bad. It's all about perspective. The world is truly a magical place, if we only believe!

  4. I loved this post. #1 made me smile and really made my day esp the football players sitting with the guy. I can't help but think, there momma's did good!


  5. I definitely needed this today. Thanks for the positive energy boost!

  6. Love this post! Seriously just taking a minute to enjoy my surroundings is always so grounding for me!

  7. I love this, Channing! I grew up being a very pessimistic person. It's taken a lot of prayer (and a very supportive husband) to help me change the way I think about life. There is such much good in the world and so much good happening in my own life when I really take the time to think about it.

    I hope you have a great day as well! Thanks for sharing!

  8. What a great post! It is too easy to get carried away with the bad in the world..when most of the time you just have to take a second to look to find the good

  9. Love this post! I was having a pretty crummy morning, but this post definitely made me perk up a bit!

  10. LOVE THIS!!! It is very true, the world isn't bad. I always try to remember good people do exist and I can be one of them.

  11. Faith in humanity restored! Haha! This is a great list. It's easy to get bogged down in life's 'problems' when in reality, things are getting better every day...

  12. Thank you Channing! My blog focuses on a similar topic, of general positivity, but I've been feeling super discouraged lately. This was a good reminder.

  13. These are great reminders, I think we forget most of these! The pictures at the bottom are breath taking! Life really is beautiful when you take the time to slow down and notice your surroundings! Thanks for helping us to focus on the positive!

  14. I think as Americans we are probably a little bit more grumpy than some other countries but that's only some Americans. There's a lot of good, friendly people here too :)

  15. Thanks Farrah! I felt like this post was necessary since lately there's been such negativity circulating :)

  16. If we let the negativity of others bother us, we will always be negative too. Your so right, It's all about perspective! :)

  17. Thanks Alanna and I agree completely! :)

  18. Thanks Elizabeth, Hope your having a great day! :)

  19. Right Saprina?!?! That one made me smile too :)

  20. Thanks so much! Your so right too! :)

  21. Thanks Nicole! I definitely used to be a pessimistic person myself, but as I get older I realize that nothing will be better unless I change my attitude and it's still a work in progress. :)

  22. Thanks Allison, I'm so glad I could help! I want to try and project more positivity into this world! :)

  23. Thanks Jessica! If we all try to be positive and do the right things then we can definitely far outweigh the bad that's out there! :)

  24. What's your blog? I want to check it out! :)

  25. Haha Thanks Miranda! It's all about perspective! :)

  26. Thanks for your kind words Chantal! :)