Look at all the folks out there talking about how, pretty dang soon now, the world is going to hell in a hand basket.
I don't know how to tell you folks, but we are already there.
Look, with the exception of a couple of folks and a couple of off years, myself and everyone I know have been tapering down for forty years now. Sure, nearly everyone I know has had at least a couple of good years. Some of the folks I know are even shitting in the tall cotton thank you very much.
But for the most part, everyone I know is not quite up to the red queen's standards. We ran as hard as we could and we ended up a little bit behind where we started.
Oh fucking well, that's the way she goes.
For the next forty or so years, the trend is going to continue. and things will be back a little bit, maybe even fair amount behind where we are now. That is the nature of things. Oil is running out, ore stocks are getting thin, population is out of effing control, migration is starting, the odd war is giving us the side-eye, and things just keep moseying down the slope toward the aforementioned "Hell in a hand basket".
But newbies like to think that we are revving up to a Hollywood Spectacular denouement, complete with rogue planets, roving bands of cannibal zombies, martial law, and the destruction of all that is good and decent.
No buckaroos, just gonna be the same thing as now, but a little worse, a lot different, and with the same cast of clowns (That's us) figuring out how to make shit work and piecing together the crap sandwich what the world hands us that week.
No one says it has to be pretty or spectacular, but gravity always wins.
But its is the only game in town......so game on.