If you happen to be a traditional man (or a traditional woman for that matter), times look pretty bleak.
If you happen to be single and you are looking to get married, you already know that you face a tough market. To often, the women are jaded or easy while the men are wimpy or slimy.
The working world has also undergone a revolution. Most white-collar jobs now consist of working in a giant cube farm. Easy network connectivity means that a 40-hour workweek is no longer the norm. Companies expect their workers to be available 24×7. We end up living to work rather than working to live.
The political situation is no better. In the US, both political parties are beholden to big money interests. Politicians give lip service to the interests of voters but dance to the tune dictated by the people and institutions whose money keeps the pols in office.
Despite all of these things, this is not a time to get discouraged. On the contrary, this is a time for boundless optimism. Here’s why: