I've looked into the female mind and it's a frightening and terrifying place. - Humble Master
Question #91983 posted on 01/28/2019 8:51 p.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Have any of you ever felt hopeless about humanity? It seems all people do is trying to causes each other more and more suffering. Throughout history, human being kept finding new reasons to oppress and murder others. Humanity's bottomless evil are the same across race, gender, political ideology and religious lines. Honestly there are times I feel the only solution to all the sufferings and evil in this world is the extinction of human race. I know that Heavenly Father created us, but I feel like he deserves better, orcas are probably much better alternatives to homo sapiens. If tomorrow scientists announce the arrival of an enormous asteroid that will trigger the next great extinction, it probably will fill me with joy.

-Giant Meteor 2020

A:

Dear Friend, 

Check this link out, and you may find the world perhaps is better than you thought.

If not, here's some wisdom from the amazing Kid President: 

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I understand how you feel, though. Human beings are capable of so much cruelty and evil, and it's pretty depressing. But then, there are also people who go out of their way to make others smile. Every day there are human beings who dedicate nearly every moment to making the world a better place. Some people are making art and some people are baking cakes. Some people are reading to their kids, others are working in a nonprofit. There are people praying, there are people swimming in the ocean. There are people peacefully sleeping, others are waking up and getting ready for work. There are lots of kids who are heading to school, and maybe today they'll try to make a new friend. There are people giving food and money to people who are down on their luck. There are people who are deciding to add goodness to the world. Most of the time, they go unnoticed.... so sometimes it seems like the bad is more prevalent than the good. But I think there is a lot more good things out there than we realize. I mean, check out these flippin' adorable bunnies! Also, there are memes. You can video chat with your family even if they live halfway around the world. Brownies exist. We're changing rules and learning every day how to be better people, in general.  

It's okay to feel a little down about humanity. I know I do. I mean, I switched my major to something where you literally study social issues for a living... so I definitely get ya. The important part is to not let it drag you down too far, because if you look for the good things in life, I promise you'll find plenty. 

Cheers, 

Guesthouse

A:

Dear Aziraphale,

Humanity is filled with both astounding good and heart-wrenching bad. I've been filled with both awe and horror at the stories, and the data I've seen. Yet as I've gotten older, I feel less filled with despair, and more determined to make at least something better. 

~Anathema

A:

Dear 2020,

I feel you. Life is filled with so many awful things and people, and sometimes it's exhausting and depressing and crushing. But it really does help me to try to find the good that's still going on in life when I feel that way--despite all the awful things, there are still good things. And although the good doesn't negate the bad, the bad doesn't negate the good, either. They both exist side by side all the time. 

So in case you need it, here's a list of wonderful things strangers did for strangers.

-Alta

posted on 01/31/2019 4:21 p.m.
Dear Flyby,

Actually, the world is getting better faster than ever before. Check out this video summary of the 2017 Gates letter. https://youtu.be/eq6Z8OG7F_Q

Sure, there is a lot of bad in the world, but it is enormously outnumbered by the good. Think of it this way, you can walk down the street and buy groceries at a store. By doing that you passed hundreds of good people who are trying to do their best with what they have and what they understand. If that wasn't the case you would be dead. Every day billions of people around the world do something nice for someone else. The world, and the people in it, are fundamentally good, bad people are simply a vocal minority.

- Fredjikrang