This is not going to be a particularly cheerful post. For those looking for happiness and fun, it might be worth popping here instead and look at cute pictures of kittens.
For as long as everyone can remember, we’ve faced ongoing improvements in our quality of life. Better public services, better infrastructure, more leisure, more shiny things to buy and play with. with that has come rising expectations.
And of course, it’s all now gone to pot. Not because of resource scarcity, or climate change – though both of those may well be yet to come – but because our financial whizkids got the maths wrong.
I’m just wondering, are we psychologically prepared for this? How will we cope with accepting that our expectations are going to be very different in this period of social decline and regression?