Great read and good to hear today.
1. As we know from Steven Pinker, things are actually the best that they have ever been, and people have been claiming imminent doomsday for as long as there has been writing
2. You're right: it's better to focus on what's good. It's amazing beyond belief that we made it this far and have done what we have managed to do. There will always be shadows in our world and it will always be easy and profitable to point them out.
You can grow light, but you can't shrink darkness