I recently received a review copy of Upside: Surprising Good News About the State of Our Worldby Bradley RE Wright.
Sometimes I hate to watch the news. It seems like the only things that are reported are the bad things. The more horrible a story, the more coverage it seems to get. Is the world really worse now than it was 20 years ago? Are we really living in the darkest days ever? If we believe all the reports then we are in a horrible state.
This book Upside gives a different perspective. Author Wright suggests that maybe there are aspects of our world that are actually improving. He talks about how many people actually believe their personal life is improving even though the national status may be perceived as worse.
I know that all data and surveys can be skewed to reflect the personal bias of whoever is doing the study. However, I choose to lean more toward the 'glass is half full' rather than 'half empty' concept anyway. So I really appreciate a book like this that helps us realize that life is good and maybe things aren't really as bad as the media wants us to believe.
You can order Upside: Surprising Good News About the State of Our Worldfrom Amazon or request it from your local library.
***I received this book for free because I am a reviewer for Bethany House Publishers.
Friday, August 12, 2011
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