- 342 pages
- Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think
- Hans Rosling
- 21 March 2017 Hans Rosling
FactfulnessThe Stress Reducing Habit Of Only Carrying Opinions For Which You Have Strong Supporting Facts.When Asked Simple Questions About Global Trends What Percentage Of The World S Population Live In Poverty Why The World S Population Is Increasing How Many Girls Finish School We Systematically Get The Answers Wrong In Factfulness, Professor Of International Health And Global TED Phenomenon Hans Rosling, Together With His Two Long Time Collaborators, Anna And Ola, Offers A Radical New Explanation Of Why This Happens They Reveal The Ten Instincts That Distort Our Perspective From Our Tendency To Divide The World Into Two Camps Usually Some Version Of Us And Them To The Way We Consume Media Where Fear Rules To How We Perceive Progress Believing That Most Things Are Getting Worse.Our Problem Is That We Don T Know What We Don T Know, And Even Our Guesses Are Informed By Unconscious And Predictable Biases.It Turns Out That The World, For All Its Imperfections, Is In A Much Better State Than We Might Think That Doesn T Mean There Aren T Real Concerns But When We Worry About Everything All The Time Instead Of Embracing A Worldview Based On Facts, We Can Lose Our Ability To Focus On The Things That Threaten Us Most.