The world really is a better place

Editor, The News:

It is great to see such a peaceful revolution, for the most part, happening in the Middle East.

There are so many people who do not appreciate that the world is becoming so much a better place. You hear so many claims the rich are getting richer while the poor suffer more and more. These narrow-minded people see more homeless, more starvation, environmental disasters, more crime, and economic collapse.

The reality is the world is getting to be so much better in every way. People have so much more and live a much longer and healthier life.

Fifty years ago, Stalin starved millions and Hitler and  Khmer Rouge killed millions, freedom was limited to only a few countries. We now have a dramatic increase in people demanding their rights to have the freedoms we all enjoy.  

The communication revolution has helped to open the world to everyone.

Many people still see the negative and look for and dwell on the bad, but the truth is the world in every way is a better place. I find it difficult to see one area that is worse today than was in the past.

Dan Banov

Maple Ridge