Archiv für den Monat: Februar 2019

Be optimistic and grateful – and then act upon the things you can change!

Very good reminder from Yuval Noah Hariri, who points out our achievements from the past decades and reminds us to be optimistic and grateful:

„We are healthier, safer, and more prosperous than in
any previous time in history.
We should be more optimistic,
we should be more grateful.

One of the problems is that if you
just take the current situation for granted,
and focus on the problems – and there are lots of problems – but if you just focus on the problems,
and you forget the achievements of the last few decades,
you risk losing everything.

The world in the early 21st century, and certainly in the west,
was never in better shape.

It’s the first time in history
that violence kills fewer people than accidents,
that famine kills fewer people than obesity,
and that infectious diseases kill fewer people than old age.”

So, let’s be optimistic, then think about the problems and issues around us, check what *we* can change around us, and act upon it!


'Sapiens' author: Humans are 'healthier, safer, more prosperous' than ever

“We are healthier, safer, and more prosperous than in any previous time in history.”Historian and author Yuval Noah Harari says we should be grateful for the present, and more optimistic about the future.

Gepostet von Channel 4 News am Donnerstag, 4. Oktober 2018

Please buy me! Best-before and waste of food

Please buy me!
Some shops reduce the price of food which approaches the “Best-before” date or items which do not look so good anymore (eg damaged packaging)
If you anyway want to eat something on the same day or if it doesn’t matter how the packaging looks like, please also buy such items!
BTW: Sometimes also a nice opportunity to try out something new, maybe taste a new joghurt, a new product?

PS: 820 million people out of the currently 7.6 billion people on our planet live in extreme poverty and suffer from hunger. We should not throw away and destroy good food.