John Stossel Shows His Optimistic Side

Are you worried about the future? It can be hard not to be. If
you watch the news, you mostly see violence, disasters, danger, and
other forms of pessimism porn. “I won Emmys hyping risks,” writes
John Stossel, “but stopped winning them when I wised up and started
reporting on the overhyping of risks.”

Optimism isn’t just an attitude, Stossel argues—it’s an accurate
assessment of how well the human race has fared over the past
several hundred years. We were taught to think the future was
bleak, yet time and again, humanity survived doomsday. Not just
survived, we flourish.

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