My theory is that the best time ever to live was the period between WWII and 9/11.
Now I don't care if I get blown up tomorrow, my bucket list is almost complete. Just Rome and Venice to do. Maybe Naples for a pizza and a Vesuvian eruption. And, oh yes, Nova Scotia for lobsters.
I would not like to be in my twenties at this juncture. It can only get worse.
from an economic standpoint, especially in the west, yes.
the western economy grew and grew. nowadays uncertainty prevails and that obviously affects small countries like mine, esp. commodity prices of which chile is heavily dependent.
i've got a big part of my savings in the stock market. i have already lost about 4K