It's easy to despair over humanity. It's a complete oversimplification to say that we commit horrible acts of injustice and cruelty on a daily basis. But if we don't have any hope for our species then we don't have any reason to try and improve. 

Recognize our underdog mentality. Notice how great we ascended. We should be thankful for this and use it to fuel our mental toughness as well as work and effort. But even so, we must curb our proclivity to strike out in violent reactions to fear.

I started searching for solutions in Yuval Noah Harari's book Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind. I realized that since I read, study and help educate about human behavior, it would be fun to know how human existence relates to our present behavior.

Consider imposter syndrome, anxiety about social situations and low self-esteem. Even though they are new, we seem unclear about our stance and strong points! But being the underdog isn't always a negative thing.  Actuality, I firmly believe that being an outcast has the following advantages:

Humans fight tooth and nail as underdogs. Here are some reminders as to why we as species are worth fighting for…

Giant pandas are no longer endangered They're still threatened but have been removed from the 'endangered' category. China's efforts to save its iconic animal have paid off. CRACKED.COM

Source: BBC

Polio was officially eradicated in Africa In 2020, the African continent was declared free of wild poliovirus type 1. Now, it's only in Pakistan and Afghanistan. CRACKED.COM

Source: CDC

3 out of 4 millennials donated during the pandemic Millennials were hit harder than any generation during 2020 but were the most generous with financial aid. Gen Z had the second highest rate at 66%. The future doesn't look SO grim. CRACKED.COM

Source: CNBC

Good acts spread just as easily as bad Researchers have discovered that acts of kindness, generosity and cooperation are all contagious, spreading from person to person. CRACKED.COM

Source: ScienceDaily

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