OK, let’s get real.
On the downward slope of a collapsing civilisation that can see its pinnacle of endeavour and achievement fading away in the rear view mirror, there is very little scope or opportunity for finding or enjoying good news of any real value.
Since my claim is that the world, including you and me, is now on that downward slope, made obvious by all the loosely held parts gradually and increasingly falling off the old global economic jalopy until one day it falls apart completely and we all end up scraping our bare and tattered arses along the bumpy road surface at the bottom of the hill, I think it is time for me to issue a challenge.
Here is the challenge. Find me a piece of good news about anything that is important (that doesn’t mean anything like having a selfie go viral or aunty Nellie giving birth to quads). By important I mean things that pertain to vital aspects of life and for the general good of the world at large.
Because I am aware that a lot of people will experience a level of difficulty, anxiety, and perhaps even open panic should they choose to take up this challenge and the deep thought and consideration that it involves, it is perfectly all right to ‘call a friend’ to help or indeed to seek medical or psychiatric assistance if necessary.
To be considered valid, all answers must briefly state the problem involved, be specific about the ‘good news’ item, and preferably include a related web link.
All answers will be given due consideration and respect but I reserve the right to shoot down in flames any suggestion that is flimsy, incorrect (blatantly or otherwise), or belongs in la-la-land not the real world.
Also, because I do not expect to receive any correct and valid answers to this challenge, no prizes are being offered other than the brief internal glow that could be expected to accompany any item that gets my tick of approval. In any case, I think it extremely unlikely for there to possibly be a winner.