I’m Honestly Fed Up With All The Bad News, So I Illustrated 50 Of The Best Ones From 2019
We are often bombarded with fear-mongering and shocking headlines that make us feel that the world is falling apart.
However, while it’s important to report on problems and issues, I believe there is so much good in this world that it needs to be found and promoted just as widely.
Because of that, I started The Happy Broadcast. It's an anti-venom to the vitriolic rhetoric that pervades our media. Also, this year, I’ve illustrated even more happy news than in 2018.
We need more positive news to acknowledge that the world is actually getting better little by little.
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When I'm working on The Happy Broadcast, I try to pick news that has an international appeal and touches themes like animal rights, climate change and science. News that shows how much we’re progressing on many fronts despite being often bombarded with few-mongering headlines.
I think there are many reasons why negative news is dominating the media. It's like a sudden disaster a, it's more compelling than, for example, little improvements. Bad things can happen quickly, but good things aren’t built in a day, and as they unfold, they're out of sync with the news cycle.
As humans, we have this thing called “negative bias” that make us respond quicker to bad or dangerous situations. Nowadays, this bias is getting in the way of our happiness and well-being, and even our productivity because most of the narrative surrounding us (print, online or mobile) is that the “world is ending".
I think we should find a balance between negative and positive news. From politics to climate change and economy, negative and bad news surrounds us everywhere we go. A potential solution could be to limit the amount of bad news, basically slow down our personal news cycle, adding some positive news to our “news diet” to make sure that our outlook on the world is more optimistic. Also, it's very important to invest time to deal with misinformation and the reliability of news sources.
As an organ recipient myself (luckily my own daughter was a match ❤ she's my superhero), things like this that bring awareness to the need for donors always makes me happy.
Trying to make me cry or what?
This is amazing. Now I'm just waiting for this to happen in every hospital for every person. I know it is hard to find stem cells that match, but maybe for something else that will make a difference. Maybe you don't know someone who needs it but I think making a difference for anyone is worth it.
Humans are capable of such great deeds
Humanity at its best.
Heroes, every one of ‘em!
Why didn't this garner more points?
I can't click Like enough!
where was this? I work for LifeGift, and organ donation organization.
https://nypost.com/2019/03/04/thousands-line-up-in-rain-for-stem-cell-test-to-help-child-with-cancer/Load More Replies...
this was indeed true and in worcestershire England for a little boy, he is now in Singapore for more treatment that has been funded by a fundraising page. We have all locally done so many fundraising activities for the little boy.
This is proof, we know there are many wonderful, caring people in our world !!!
OMG this is sooo beautiful, I LOVE news like these <3 I hope he's winning the battle?!
I don't like people but this was heart warming.
Compassion in action
Yes they found a match but then he needed further pioneering treatment, only available in Singapore, so the community schools, individuals and local businesses then raised the money to send him.
There are good - no, WONDERFUL people in this world. They tend to be the quiet ones!
That’s not how you get stem cells...... you meant bone marrow
I started tearing up at the 111 trees and am blubbering now... I’m in public people!
That really warms my heart! All those people trying so hard to save one little boy. I bet it meant so much to the family of that boy.
This was at Pitmaston Primary School in the UK. https://nypost.com/2019/03/04/thousands-line-up-in-rain-for-stem-cell-test-to-help-child-with-cancer/
I hope for all that it worked!
Sou is slightly overblown statistic
This is amazing
It would be an awesome fact, but nearly 5K???? Wonder where this was!
When they do this for a person of color then it will be news
His genes are bad. Nature didn't intend for him to live. If he has kids, he'll just pass it along.
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Was trying to write wonderful! ❤Load More Replies...
I really hope it worked for him
Omg! That's so sweet!
People can be great, sometimes it's hard to remember that so I thank you Mauro Gatti, Rokas Laurinavičius and Julija Nėjė for these posts.
This restores my faith in humanity.
People can be truly amazing.
Where is the answer ???
They found a match!Load More Replies...
There are good folks in the United Stated
There are lots of good people in the US , they're just not in the highest offices of government where we need them.Load More Replies...
Who put those no good people in the highest offices of the government??
What amazing people.
That gave me goosebumps
I ‘m moving there ! What great people ! To where do I buy my ticket ?
If they found a match that's a good story to write.
I don't understand this one. What was the point of waiting in the rain for this child ? Someone could explain me please ?
Strangers just trying to do what they could to help a child... even the rain didn't stop them from lining up, trying to help. It's a very good thingLoad More Replies...
Yes but they are in danger of climate change now like many species
Nairobi has a baby elephant orphanage. So I guess not. Of course, if they are brought up in the orphanage, which is by Nairobi National Park, then they are not sold to a zoo or circus.
Fortunately, YES!!! :D
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Independently of the result, I think that the fact that almost 5k people gathered together to do that gives hope to all humanity. Sometimes, the result is just irrelevant
True. But not for young Oscar, nor for his parents. We are talking about a real child here, remember?
It is relevant to the family of that child.
Where was it ??
Should've been in Naples! There's a video here https://www.repubblica.it/cronaca/2019/01/24/news/e_riuscito_il_trapianto_su_alex_il_bimbo_sta_per_essere_dimesso-217341367/
Yes, but unfortunately, the boy's ordeal is not over yet. "Oscar Saxelby-Lee to travel to Singapore for treatment" 15 November 2019. https://www.bbc.com › news › uk-england-hereford-worcester-50433730
He has now been cancer free for over a year since coming back from Singapore. He’s back at school 🤍
He did not! He’s alive and has been cancer free for a year now!
He didn't... https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-51147653
Not unless it happens in the last couple hours! https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07yx1q4