“Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think” By Hans Rosling Review

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).

This book is an amazing nonfiction, psychology and science book. Because it is so knowledgeable and there is so much to learn from it. And that’s what books I love the most beside Stephen King’s book. 

This book had opened my eyes that things are actually better than I and many other people think things are. This book not only gives us evidence that things are better but it also explains the evidence in a nice and easy way for everyone to understand it. This book have helped me notice that many things might change in the next decades and that that poor countries might not be poor in couple of decades. 

It doesn’t matter if you have a doctoral degree in psychology or if you have dropped out of high school you will be able to understand this book because it is written in a nice and easy way. And it also explains everything in a nice and easy way as I’ve said above. 

Some people will complain about some term which are used in this book. Terms like “low-income countries”, “primary school” and so on. But just know that this book is written from American and European point of view which means that it is written from a point of view which most people in the west are used to like buying a new phone every 2 year, having an house or apartment, having a good job, having car or cars etc. And all the terms which are used in this book are used from our perspective. 

And this book really shows that the world can be bad and better at the same time. Because things are so much better than they were 50 years ago but still there are some many things which we need to fix. 

The writing style was so amazing that it almost felt like I was having a chat with the author about all these things which are mention in this book. Which I give this book extra point for because I love when it happens. 

I give this book 5 / 5

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