Harvard expert explains why now is the best time to be alive

March 23, 2018

Judging from the daily news, it’s often easy to be pessimistic about the state of the world. This Harvard professor explains why you shouldn’t be.

By available examples from memory, we can get the impression that the world is falling apart.

— Steven Pinker

There are many positive developments unfolding worldwide that are not often discussed in the news. Pinker explains a few big ones.

What point in history would you pick to be incarnated as a human being? The answer is clearly now.

— Steven Pinker