It would feel deeply dishonest to pretend 2018 was a run-of-the-mill year when it comes to the newscycle. If you were paying attention, it's likely the last year gave you emotional and intellectual whiplash from all of the constant corruption and truly unreal political scandals.
With the constant stream of bad news and the culture of panic that goes alongside it, it's easy to miss the good news and all of the seemingly small wins that add up to progress.
In order to draw attention to some of the positive news in 2018, the Italian illustrator Mauro Gatti started an Instagram full of drawings announcing the highlights of the past year.
Before we fully leave 2018 in the dust and usher in the new chaos of 2019, I thought it'd be nice to survey some good news from the past year.