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Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About The World - And Why Things Are Better Than You Think

Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About The World - And Why Things Are Better Than You Think


 I started reading the book a while ago, but I was hopping another books intermittently and finally have finished.

What is the point to be noted by the book is, as mentioned explicitely by the title, to be aware of the fact when you see the world, and to think it in light of the fact.

One of the interesting things that come from being factfulnees are that you will be able to see the world from multple perspectives.  In our ordinary life, you see a lot of simply burificated perspectives, which are widely accepted by people due to its simplicity and easiness to understand.  Moreover, it is so understandable that people tend to be think of it as a right way of thinking.  However, the world has wide spectrum on it so that it is not so easy to split the world into two categories.

This book exemplified it using developing and developed countries.  Once the world could be classified into two types of developed and developing countries.  Now, the world has changed enormously.  For example China and India that are countries called developing countries have developed in a tremendous speed so that they have a huge economic and political power affecting world. This means that the world is not divided into two any longer and consequently the author proposed four categories dvividing the world.

Also, what is important to see the fact.  Various hints are scattered in the book. Without doubt, what is important is the numbers to see the fact.  However what is more important is to have a  better sense of the  reality behind the numbers.  In other words, the number tells you what and doesn't what?  You have a graph in front of you. The graph is scaled approprately?  Should you look at by the absolute number, ratio, or per person?  How you look at the number affects how you lood at the world.