You do look on the brighter side of humanity!
And you're right- while you point out that slavery is no longer legal, I would answer that it still does go on in the world, even in the U.S.
While you point out that women can now divorce their abusive husbands in the U. S., I would point out that making divorce legal hasn't eliminated spousal abuse.
You would point out that there are fewer dictatorships in the world, and I would point out that there are still enough oppressive governments in the world to make their people miserable.
You would point out that now the murder of innocent people is exposed to the world, and I would point out only if the media happens to think they have room in their news programs between commercials and stories about the latest arrest of some U.S. celebrity.
I think that a person can be realistic and see both the wrong and the right in the world. I just can't get starry-eyed about the idea of human progress, when I still see people get left behind or trampled in the name of progress. I know that there are success stories, and beauty, and redemption, though.
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