It is a gazillion times better than when the cold war was on - threatened the whole planet. Having said that many more unstable regimes now have access to nuclei technology so that is in itself dangerous even if the whole world is not threatened with utter destruction.
If you are referring to personal issues then I am sorry to hear that and I hope that 2014 is better.
Sadly, someone in my family likes to listen to a heartsy-fartsy radio station, the kind of thing you'd only ever associate with lonely housewives. The reasoning is "I tolerate that for the occasional classic they play." Well, I try my best not to judge. But I've just heard them playing a translated (into German) version of "Way Back Into Love":
So they've taken a mock heartsy-fartsy-heap-of-shite song from a RomCom that pokes fun at this very kind of music, translated it, hired a pair of wannabe singers, recorded it and decided to play it in all seriousness (that radio station is about as devoid of humour as socks in sandals) on Christmas Day... sort of difficult not to judge them for that.
Now up: a cover of "All I Want for Christmas". Pleeease kill me! NOW!!!
It could be worse, it could ALWAYS be worse.
Now that you say it.... but I like that.