I replied, Wow have you ever read anything about world history? Cause I dont know about you, but the Dark Ages seemed a whole lot worse than than now. I mean,really half of Europe died of the Plague! A disease that was eradicated in the 20th century thanks to modern medicine.
I was always very, very confused at the concept that the world is getting worse. Even as a very young boy, I could see that being a human being on earth has ONLY gotten better, more enlightened, more comfortable, safer, interesting and hopeful throughout human history.
The good news doesn't make news folks. I talked to someone I love today, nobody noticed (except them).
There is a definite mental sickness in the doctrine of the Forlorn and Depressed Sociopath, where's the "good news(TM)"?