you lived through the time of cheap surplus energy, with a generous dollop of luck thrown in
just as i did in fact
there comes a time though, when no amount of hard work or luck will compensate for energy depletion — — you will never re-acquire the living standards that were available 40 years ago
the time we have just lived through has not been a ‘’normal’’ time, it has been an anomaly in human terms.
if you can’t see that, check back human history for 10k years, then factor in the one thing that made our time an oddity
then factor out that thing, and see what we are left with