Old Worlders have to come to grips with the fact that a lot of things we are used to are going away. Maybe not for a while, but they are.
I see one of the ugliest political periods in my lifetime, which has seen a few.
A lost decade seems quite likely.
After watching their parents -- typically both of them -- work ever longer hours in an increasingly around-the-clock and competitive world, 20-somethings wonder whether their 20s will be the best time of their lives or will be spent doggedly climbing the career ladder.
We're entering an era where being in politics is going to be more than anything else about taking things away from people. It's going to be very, very interesting.
London is becoming a First World core surrounded by what seems to be going from a second to a Third World population.
Today's concerns may soon become tomorrow's existential crises.
We are now, I fear, in the early stages of a third depression.
We have come to an economic juncture where we must re-examine even our most cherished beliefs.