Some reasons for optimism:

https://ourworldindata.org/a-history-of-global-living-conditions-in...

"Be patterns, be examples in all countries, places, islands, nations, wherever you go, so that your carriage and life may preach among all sorts of people, and to them. Then you will come to walk cheerfully over the world, answering that of God in every one. Thereby you can be a blessing in them and make the witness of God in them bless you. Then you will be a sweet savor and a blessing to the Lord God."
To Friends in the Ministry

http://benguaraldi.com/filmmaking/georgefox-quotations.php

... continuing recent threads.

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Role model Quaker:  Kenneth Boulding, a contributor to the emerging field of GST (General Systems Theory). Joe Havens was another contributor, under the heading of Quaker Economics, predated publication of Quakernomics, one of the best books on the subject. Required reading for weighty Friends.

http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=10184340

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