Sure, the climate is changing, and yes, coal is not clean, fracking is not safe, the Middle East is a powder keg, dinner and a movie will set you back about $11,000, a semiautomatic weapon is easy to get, and a good Twinkie is hard to find. No question things could be better, but this much is clear: Things could be a whole lot worse. Here, a few reasons to feel sort of, kind of, more or less, all in all, pretty okay -- at least some of the time.
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