Evolution had shaped the human brain to be acutely aware of all potential dangers.
Combined with the tendency of the media’s “only bad news is good news”, this has a profound impact on human perception: it literally shuts off our ability to take in good news (“Negativity Bias”).
We have an innate need to pay attention to bad news, because, in evolutionary terms, such information can be more important to our immediate survival.
When we see something that makes us feel anger or fear, or something that validates an existing bias, we tend to respond to it without thinking.
Unfortunately, because the human mind orients automatically, and powerfully, toward unfulfilled needs, our mind might be the biggest stumbling block on the road towards optimism and abundance.
Hence, pessimists are right when they say that, if the world were to continue as it is, it would end in disaster for all