Progress has been real, progress is real, progress has been good for the great majority of people. Progress has been particularly good for poor people. And there’s no reason to think that it’s suddenly going to stop now just because we’re not thinking enough about our soul or our psyche.

From: Do Humankind’s Best Days Lie Ahead? The Munk Debates
By: Alain de Botton   Malcolm Gladwell   Matt Ridley   Steven Pinker