I think the press, including TV journalism, has an ethical responsibility, a
sacred responsibility, a service mission . . . to make good news just as
entertaining (as we’ve made sexy the violence).
— Marianne Williamson
There’s lots of good news out there. It’s just underreported. The violent crime rate has declined 50 percent since 1993. Every 24 hours, 200 million people make love on this planet. Levels of literacy and education and freedom are steadily growing everywhere. The world has become dramatically more peaceful since 1992, with wars, coup d’etats, and acts of genocide having declined by 40 percent. Check out the sites listed here.
Succeed Blog : A collection of the world’s most epic, awesome, mind-blowing Succeeds.
Reality Sandwich has a variety of thoughtful perspectives on 2012.
2012: Time for a Change is a film presenting an alternate view of the numinous transformations ahead.
Rather than breakdown and barbarism, 2012 will herald the birth of a regenerative planetary culture, where collaboration replaces competition, where exploration of psyche and spirit becomes the new cutting edge, replacing the sterile materialism that has pushed our world to the brink.
One man’s difficult quest to build schools in the wildest parts of Pakistan
Nominate your favorite intelligent optimist — and see others’ nominations
Rob says: “Sources of good news are proliferating. In fact, their increasing abundance is proof that there’s no longer any excuse for steeping yourself in the perverse life-hating obsession that infects the mainstream media.
“Here’s my challenge to you: For the period of one week, I dare you to refrain from sucking in the nihilism that pours out of mainstream news sources. Instead, for those seven days, get all your news from the pronoiac websites below.”
Catch the Cosmos Doing Something Right
Jonathan Zap’s pronoia-oriented oracle card
A social network for collaborators in the great conspiracy to generate fountains of blessings
A TV show about happiness? How could that be?
Seeking more intelligence, wisdom, and effectiveness, an indefinite lifespan, and the removal of political, cultural, biological, and psychological limits to self-actualization and self-realization. Perpetually overcoming constraints on our progress and possibilities. Expanding into the universe and advancing without end.
Humanity will be radically changed by technology in the future. We foresee the feasibility of redesigning the human condition, including such parameters as the inevitability of aging, limitations on human and artificial intellects, unchosen psychology, suffering, and our confinement to the planet earth.
Within a few generations, lifelong bliss that exceeds any fantasized Christian afterlife can become the genetically-coded basis of our existence…Post-Darwinian superminds will go on to rewrite the vertebrate genome, redesign our whole global ecosystem, and abolish suffering and cruelty throughout the living world.