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We’ve come a long way, baby!

Watching this video actually brought tears (mainly of joy) to my eyes.

If you think that what one person does can’t change the world, you’re wrong. If you think things aren’t generally getting better in the world, you’re wrong. Because, even in my lifetime, some things have changed so dramatically that I have even forgotten how bad they were.

So get out there and change something; the whole world is waiting for you!

UPDATE: Here’s a good TED talk that shows that violence is prettily steadily and dramatically decreasing over time.



  1. Richard wrote:

    Wow, great video. You go girl!

    Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 5:40 am | Permalink
  2. Mike wrote:

    Read Better Angels of our Nature. Things ARE getting better….

    Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 11:14 am | Permalink
  3. Mike wrote:

    Or just watch this

    Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 11:17 am | Permalink
  4. James wrote:

    Excellent !! Strong women changing the world.

    Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 8:53 pm | Permalink
  5. a regular reader wrote:

    Just read a related piece in The Economist: “The curious case of the fall in crime”

    Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 12:38 am | Permalink