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Ghost-of-Tom-Chode t1_jc5jn1q wrote

I agree in general. However, everything is actually getting worse. As you said, even if it’s only 10%, or whatever percentage it is. What’s it going to be in another 50 years? Another hundred years? I wish I could say I think it will get better, but everything seems to be slowly rotting (at best).


Witty_Interaction_77 t1_jc5mjeo wrote

Not to mention everything is worse here. (In the west). Except for the great depression, there's no metric for the hell we live in. High rent, low wage hell. Getting hot as hell too.


Strazdas1 t1_jc62jub wrote

Not everywhere. I too am in "the west" and my purchasing power increased significantly in the last 10 years.


jb-trek t1_jc6612s wrote

Is it because you got older and promoted or because the same job you did 10 yr ago was better paid?


goobershank t1_jc6wb5j wrote

I would hope promoted. What kind of loser would stay in the same position for 10 years?


Strazdas1 t1_jc6a4sg wrote

Its a combination of both. I still do mostly the same job, but i do have a better position on paper.


jb-trek t1_jc6bgfg wrote

You got better at doing the same job too through experience, which makes sense to increase your pay even if it’s the same job.

I mean it’s a bit misleading to say you got more “purchasing power” which suggests you can buy more things with the same money when you actually meant that your pay was increased.


Tall-Log-1955 t1_jc75iwj wrote

That's not true. Climate change is getting worse, but aside from that most things are actually getting better. The past was a terrible place to live.

Modern tech has just made it much much easier for bad news to get to you

The world is terrible but it's better than it used to be and it can still get better:


YawnTractor_1756 t1_jc76leb wrote

>What’s it going to be in another 50 years?

In 1894 the Times predicted that “in 50 years, every street in London will be buried under nine feet of manure.”

It can be 5% worse or 15% better, or both, because life is not actually one-dimensional, so even when you write "everything is getting worse" it's not actually true, I just don't want to argue every word.