In the midst of the daily drama of the upcoming election it is easy to focus on the negative things happening in our country right now. My news feed on every social media outlet is full of video’s of Donald Trump degrading women. Believe me, I hate Trump as much as the next person but the more I watch those videos and read the articles the more upset I get. I’m tired of reading the bad and neglecting to think about the good. So here are 3 good things happening in the world right now.
1.New York City Office of Media and Entertainment is funding 5-million-dollar project for women in film.
The Annenberg school of film at USC declared an inclusion crisis saying that only 33.5% of speaking characters in films are women, only 15.2% are directors and 28% of all writers are women. Because of this statistic, the New York City office of Media and Entertainment pledged to launch a series of initiatives to end the underrepresentation of women in media.
2. Sri Lanka was declared malaria free
The World Health Organization announced that Sri
Lanka was malaria free. During the 20th century Sri Lanka was one of
the most Malaria affected countries, however thanks to the dedication of its
leaders and citizens it is now malaria free. They achieved this by a strong
anti malaria campaign with very effective polocies issued by its leaders. In
the 1990s the country had a very resilient strategy to target the mosquito.
3. It's the first time in 10 years where obesity has been in decline.
For the first time in a decade there has been a decline in unhealthy weight gain. Montana, New York, Minnesota and Ohio all experienced drops in obestity levels. A correlation could be related to the study that found that students who drink one or more soda per day has dropped by 40% in the past 9 years. Although this is not where we would like to be in terms of obesity and national health, it is a step in the right direction.
These are only a few of all the good things happening in the world right now! It's so easy to get caught up in all of the negative news and forget all of the good people and good things that are happening too.