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Evidence of abundance #5: reduction of violence

Anric,

I call CNN the Crisis News Network (or the Calamity News Network), delivering all crisis, all the time…

Today’s news media is a drug pusher, and negative news is their drug.

It might interest you to know that violence around the world has actually been going down, and has been for some time.

Your chances of dying a violent death are 1/500th of what they used to be during medieval times.

We’re blind to this fact, because our brains pay 10 times more attention to negative news than positive news. I wrote about these cognitive biases in Abundance.

Let’s take a look at the data that backs this up.

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This graph shows deaths due to war between 1900 and 2005. You’ll notice clear spikes during World War I and World War II.

Check out this next graph.

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Here, you’ll see the types of battles fought since 1940, and every classification — colonial, interstate, civil, and civil without foreign intervention — has dropped off drastically over time.

But this isn’t the impression you get from watching the news every night, is it?

Today, every skirmish in every part of the planet is broadcast straight into your living room live, in HD… over and over again.

But when we look at the data, the amount of warfare and deaths by human hands are reducing globally.

What do I do to counter this barrage of negative news? I’ve stopped watching TV news. They couldn’t pay me enough money.

I get my news from selected Google News and my social feed. Try it. You’d be amazed at how much happier you’ll be.

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Posted by on July 22, 2014 in Investments

 

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Posted by on July 16, 2014 in Investments

 
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I made this for all the Italians in my life

 
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Posted by on July 4, 2014 in Investments

 

Happy Independence Day

The Declaration of Independence signed on 4th of July 1776 starts off with the following pre-amble

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

This is my first year celebrating Independence Day as an American Citizen. Happy Birthday USA !

 
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Posted by on July 4, 2014 in Investments

 

Ramadan Mubarak to all our friends in the Middle East

Ramadan Mubarak
Wishing you a joyous Iftar with health, happiness and success.

Anric and Lauralouise Blatt

 
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Posted by on July 3, 2014 in Investments

 

“Patience is not the ability to wait, it’s how you ….

“Patience is not the ability to wait, it’s how you act while you’re waiting. Patience is a fruit of the Spirit.” – Joyce Meyer

Maybe we need to learn to let our creator take the wheel in this area since he is far wiser than we are!”

 
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Posted by on July 2, 2014 in Investments

 
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There is but one cause of human failure …

 
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Posted by on June 24, 2014 in Investments

 
 
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