Even though a picture is worth a thousand words, not every picture is the same. These pictures have a lot of power. They are interesting and easy to remember because they say so much about the human condition, including some of modern life’s best and worst parts. Some of these pictures might make our readers sad, while others might make them happy.
But that’s because these pictures show some of the best and worst things that have happened to people and the world. Our post about must-see photos from the past was about our history, while these photos are mostly about our present: our pain and our victories, our persistence and our failures, our kindness and hatred, our intelligence and our stupidity. Some of these pictures might have more meaning for some of our readers than others. But hopefully, they will remind us that the world could always use a little more love, tolerance, compassion, and understanding.