“All things considered, do you think the world is getting better or worse?” This is the question YouGov asked 18,235 people in a survey across several countries. According to their results, only 6% in the US, 4% in Great Britain, and 3% in France think the world is getting better. Some of modern artists support this point of view and draw ironic illustrations about today’s realities.

Although Enlighten is always trying to look at the world positively, we can’t deny that these images put us into deep thought.

1. Values

2. Nonconformist

3. Perfect garden

4. Is your real life as beautiful as what you’re trying to show?

5. Lunchtime atop a skyscraper in the XXI century

6. Silly-con valley

7. Brainwashing

8. Do not let anyone’s standards define who you are.

9. Zombification

10. Gotta catch ’em all

11. Sincerity

12. Breaking the rules

13. Evolution

14. Light at the end of the tunnel

15. You only see the top.

Do you agree that our reality is as harsh as these illustrations? Do you think the world is getting better or worse? Share your opinions in the comments!