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Why I Watch Puppy Videos

Did you know that the number of people living in abject poverty around the world fell by 50% from 1990 to 2010? That means, in absolute numbers, about 700 million people have lifted themselves above the baseline poverty level in just 30 years. It's a remarkable achievement but few people are aware of it, probably because it didn't make headlines over the usual reports of violence, corruption, human rights violations and other scourges of humanity.

It's one of the reasons why I don't bother to read the news anymore, I just skim the headlines and stop to read only those articles which have at least a slightly positive tone. I'm sure I miss a lot of what's happening this way but then again, bad news always has a way of finding you - through a neighbor, friend, online or offline. I'm sure I'll hear about it somehow.

Through all this negativity I miss out on so many things that have the potential to make me happy, if only for a short while. I know that I have to stay informed and be aware of all the issues facing this planet – not just humanity but other non-human life everywhere - but sometimes you just have to stop and watch puppy videos to stay sane. Of course you don't really need an excuse to watch puppy videos, do you?

So in lieu of our regularly scheduled blog post on a suitably interesting topic, I give you for today a puppy video! Be Happy and Enjoy Life :D


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