Vi kan nog alla hålla med om att 2016 inte har varit ett superår. Trump är president över världens mest mäktiga och inflytelserika land, IS, människor som behöver fly från sina hem, rasism och sexism som tar fäste. Och mitt all den skiten så dör Alan Rickman. Need I say more?
Men det är så himla viktigt i all denna misär faktiskt tänka på allt det positiva som hänt under året. Jag kom över en sådan himla bra och upplyftande lista på Tumblr som jag tänkte dela med mig av. Jag tror att många av oss behöver lite ljus i detta mörker.
(All cred och hela inlägget:http://helthehatter.tumblr.com/post/152910935316/good-things-that-happened-in-2016)
· New chemotherapy breakthroughs have increased the 5-year survival for pancreatic cancer from 16% to 27% (and is getting better)
· Scientists figured out how to link robotic limbs with the part of the brain that deals with intent to move so people don’t have to think about how they will move the limb, it can just happen.
· Child mortality is down everywhere and it keeps going down.Thanks to the ice bucket challenge the gene responsible for ALS has been found, meaning we are closer to an effective treatment. Let me rephrase that: we are close to getting a treatment for a very bad disease because a lot of people (including really hot celebrities) got wet.
· Tiger numbers are growing.
· And manatees.
· And pandas.
· 70,000 Muslim clerics declared a fatwa against ISIS.
· Pokemon Go players went insane with placing lure modules near hospitals for sick kids.
· California is now powering over 6 million homes with solar power, a record in the US (and that is the tightest shit)
· Volunteers in India planted 50 million trees in 24 hours.
· Apparently world crime as a whole has drastically declined as a whole in the last couple of decades.
· Coffee consumption has been proved to help curtail cancer and suicide rates.
· Speaking of coffee Starbucks figured out how to donate perishable food in a food safe way.
· 500 elephants were relocated to a better, safer and bigger home.
· We made massive strides in Alzheimers’ prevention (my grandmother literally told me that scares her more than getting cancer this is very good news)
· The ozone layer is repairing itself and all the work we did to get rid of those aerosol chemicals was actually worth it.
· A new therapy developed in Israel could cure radiation sickness.
· Precision treatments for cancer are hitting clinical trials and WORKING (as someone who’s had relatives with cancer this is the best news)
· Dentists are once again providing free care to veterans who need it
· Two brothers saw color for the first time thanks to specially-designed glasses
· Portugal ran its entire nation solely on renewable energy for four days straight
· A retiree is launching a project to transport 80 endangered rhinos to an Australian reservation to save the animals from poaching..
· 200 strangers attended the funeral of a homeless WW2 veteran with no family
· Bank firm pays for college tuition for the children of employees who died in the 9/11 attacks
· New medicine has been shown to increase melanoma survival rate to 40%
· Over 800 Boko Harem Hostages were rescued by Nigerian Army
· Toys R Us is Offering Quiet Shopping Hour for kids with autism this holiday season
· A 4-year old befriends a lonely man and helped him heal after losing his wife
· Families grew
· People survived cancer
· People overcame depression
· Any kind of victory, even if it affects only one person, is a victory
· Now for the pop culture good news
· LEONARDO DICAPRIO WON AN OSCAR! EVERYONE READING THIS LIVED LONG ENOUGH TO SEE LEO FINALLY GET WHAT HE DESERVED
· There’s a new Harry Potter book
· And a movie
· Harry Potter has no plans on vanishing with time
· LET ME TALK ABOUT ALL THE KICK ASS MOVIES WE GOT THIS YEAR OH MY GOD
· Kung Fu Panda 3, this franchise is still going strong despite that its about a panda played by Jack Black
· Jungle Book. The amazing remake none of us saw coming
· Finding Dory. I haven’t seen it yet but I’ve heard good things
· Deadpool. The beautiful and super accurate R-rated marvel film
· Captain America: Civil War. Seriously is the best marvel movie yet in my opinion I need more.
· Zootopia. Oh don’t mind me I’m just a movie that tackled the issue of racism and not only game changed animated films but also made a billion dollars
”A laugh can be a very powerful thing. Why, sometimes in life, it’s the only weapon we have” –Roger Rabbit