Three facts that defy our traditional perception of the world

Based on millennia of misery, one would assume that most of the fatalities in the world are caused by hunger, infectious diseases or violence. In reality, however, we have entered quite a different world. Today…

more people die from eating too much than from eating too little,

more people die of old age than of infectious diseases,

more people commit suicide than are killed by soldiers, terrorists or criminals.

So, to many people out there: take care of yourself, for you are now the biggest risk in your life!

Source: Our World in Data (2018)