Factfulness by Hans Rosling with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Ronnlund


I finished this book during summer and think it’s a must for anyone interested in Public Health or wants a ‘bigger picture’ perspective of the world.
Hans Rosling eloquently describes common misconceptions or ‘instincts’ of the world and describes how, although the world is not perfect and there is a lot of improvement to be had, it is not as dire as we often believe. In fact, the world is as progressive and safe a place it has ever been. It can both be bad and better at the same time.
They use the innovative Gapminder Foundation to present this progress graphically.
Hans advocates describing the world not in the previously termed ‘developed’ and ‘developing’ world, but in 4 income levels.
Factfulness is ‘the stress reducing habit of only carrying opinions for which you have strong supporting facts’, you should try it!