I get the sense that the immense struggle I experienced in 2016 will be eased somewhat - some of my goals may be more easily attained, and new opportunities will open up for me.
I don't know what impression othes will have of 2017. If I see a disturbing headline, my reaction is often one of curiosity and interest, rather than panic or resignation. After all, it takes time to gather the facts, in order to get a clearer perspective. I try not to jump to conclusions immediately, or engage in extensive speculation, based on a single report.
I have the sense that I will always be able to find plenty of good news when I look for it. Today's headlines seldom reveal the real story about where society and cluture are going. For that, I scan the "whole newspaper" for news of studies or trends that may be gradual but still significant. I also look for ways in which groups of people are inspired to try new things of a positive nature. I can usually find plenty.