Welcome to the long weekend. We have good news for you: The world is not worse than it has ever been. That feeling is your mind, and your social media feed, playing tricks on you. Yes, there are wars and there is poverty and there is Trump. But there is also a ton of data we're mostly ignoring that proves today is the best time in human history to be alive. So why do we feel so awful when we look at the news? It's ancient human nature colliding with a world that's changed faster than we could ever hope to. Maclean's columnist Scott Gilmore explains what's going on way down in our psyches, so you can feel better about turning off your screen and living life.


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