Christmas is a time for Peace and Joy. That may be a truism, but it is always worth repeating the obvious at a time the world appears to be descending into chaos.
As a writer of historical fiction and fact, I can happily state that the world is no worse than it ever was. For every bad event, there will be a thousand acts of kindness that go unreported and unrecorded. For every criminal there will be a thousand honest people. for every country at war, there willl be a score where peace reigns.
Rather than focus on the negative, look to the positive and help make the world a better place. You know you want to!
Merry Christmas and Peace to All