I'm listening to the 80,000 Hours podcast with Max Roser of Our World In Data. After discussing covid, Rob refers to Roser's earlier work as promoting "Global Sanity." That is -- understanding the world as it really is in order to maximize our work to make it better.
This reminds me of earlier posts here, such as this one (quoting Roser) and any with Hans Rosling (example). And these graphs (please click for larger):