Was 2012 the best year ever? If we’re talking about my handicap, the answer is absolutely not. But by other measures, it may actually be the case. I found this article interesting and thought I’d pass it on. The lede:
It may not feel like it, but 2012 has been the greatest year in the history of the world. That sounds like an extravagant claim, but it is borne out by evidence. Never has there been less hunger, less disease or more prosperity. The West remains in the economic doldrums, but most developing countries are charging ahead, and people are being lifted out of poverty at the fastest rate ever recorded. The death toll inflicted by war and natural disasters is also mercifully low. We are living in a golden age.
via The Spectator
I look forward to a better golf year in 2013.