Morbid Optimism is a commentary and editorial site for humanism, science, politics, and culture. By analyzing scientific discoveries, social patterns and individual events, society can begin to recognize cultural trends and help intentionally shape the future of our species for the better. We owe it to ourselves not to accept mediocrity and banality as part of our lives. We deserve better, and we’re the only ones who can give it to us. Caring about the world we live in and the people and life we’re surrounded by is the first step.