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Let’s be thoughtful and share some positive perspectives and information.

Therefore, keep in mind that “information” means to be in formation (ie, akin to work in progress).

In other words — Let’s Be Thankful

For instance, using a Delphi panel and research method over 15 years, the Millennium Project has identified hundreds of indicators of humanity’s progress or regress. Since you will no doubt be exposed to some of the negative factors reading or listening to the “news”, consider these dozen vectors as positive, stipulated in the December 2011 issue of “The Futurist.”

  • Access to clean water (percentage of people with)blank
  • Adult literacy rate
  • Enrolled in secondary school (percentage of people)
  • GDP per capita
  • GDP per unit of energy consumption
  • HIV prevalence among fifteen to 49 year olds
  • Infant mortality rates
  • Internet access and use
  • Life expectancy
  • People living on USD$1.25 a day (purchasing power parity)
  • Physicians and health care workers per 1,000 people
  • Quantity of countries that have or plan to have nuclear weapons
  • Research and development expenditures (percentage of national budgets)
  • Total debt service in low- and mid-income countries
  • Undernourishment
  • Women in parliamentary governments (percentage of)


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Terrence Metz, CSM, PSPO, CSPF, is the Managing Director of MG RUSH Facilitation Training and Coaching, the acknowledged leader in structured facilitation training. His FAST Facilitation Best Practices blog features over 300 articles on facilitation skills and tools aimed at helping others lead faster, more productive meetings and workshops that yield higher quality decisions. His clients include Agilists, Scrum teams, program and project managers, senior officers, and the business analyst community among numerous private and public companies and global corporations. As an undergraduate of Northwestern University (Evanston, IL) and MBA graduate from NWU’s Kellogg School of Management, his professional experience has focused on process improvement and product development. He continually aspires to make it easier for others to succeed.

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