I've been thinking ...
What if we've reached a point in our society, in our world, where everything from here onwards will not get better ... but worse?
I mean, for centuries, there has been progress. Every generation had it better than the last. Better health care, higher life expectancies, more free time, more income, more fancy tech stuff, more this and more that ...
Basically, every new generation got a better quality of life.
But now, I feel this is seriously starting to turn... and it's kinda scary.
Think about climate change. We're starting to feel the impact and still nothing much is done to curb it. A certain somebody is even pushing to hurt the climate even more. So it's gonna get a whole lot worse soon.
Think about politics ... where actual progress that has been made over decades is undone on a daily basis. People introduced the European Union to unite the countries and make them stronger together ... now the UK is leaving the EU. We got rid of nationalism and separatism (mostly) only for it to creep back up now.
Will my and the next generations really "have it better"?
I highly doubt it.
Sorry for being the gloomy gus today, but this stuff really got me thinking ...