While the rich get richer, even basic needs such as housing are out of the reach of the majority. At the same time government bureaucracy increasingly infringes on people’s lives making people feel smothered, overworked and bored. This frustration leads to angry and destructive behavior which provides an excuse for even more rules and regulations.
Unfortunately, we see our lives being increasingly pushed to be competitive, violent and stressful, and for many, pointless and deeply unsatisfying. There seems to be no alternative to a life mostly spent trying to make ends meet, in front of a PlayStation or TV, or indulging in alcohol or anti-depressants, broken only by brief holidays. For the better off, travel and immersion in other cultures provides the color and excitement that’s lacking in their own lives. I think people deserve better.