If you’re wondering if 2015 will be a good year, former astronaut Chris Hadfield has a strong argument for you. In a thought-provoking video that is now trending in the YouTube space, he explains quite briefly how the human race has come very far, and why it’s a cause for celebration.
“There are problems with everything, and nothing’s yet perfect,” says Hadfield. “But that shouldn’t be cause to bemoan – that should be cause to achieve.”
Hadfield goes on to cite reasons why the human race has come a long way, saying that we are at an “all-time high for health and wellness”, literacy is still sharply increasing, people are living longer than ever, and diseases like Malaria are on their way to being eradicated thanks to R&D funding.
He then ends with a call for action – “It all starts with a resolution. What’s yours?”
Hadfield can be seen as YouTube’s favourite astronaut, having gone viral with his rendition of David Bowie’s Space Oddity, which was sung and recorded while in space!
What do you think? Do you agree with Hadfield’s view?