The future of humanity seems insecure. Rapid climate change, political division, our greed and failings make it hard to look at our species with a lot of optimism and so many people think our end is in sight. But humans always thought they lived in the end times. Every generation assumes they’re important enough to witness the apocalypse and then life just goes on.
@stux I was thinking about something similar recently, in particular because in 2020, people were saying it was the worst year in history, but 536 AD sounded far, far worse!