Welcome to DU!The truly grassroots left-of-center political community where regular people, not algorithms, drive the discussions and set the standards.Join the community:Create a free accountSupport DU (and get rid of ads!):Become a Star Member
The end of growth, to cite Richard Heinberg. The end of cheap energy, the diminishing returns of new technology, huge debt overhangs, increasing numbers of environmental disasters...there's my pep talk.
Actually, it is an opportunity to slow down, localize, build stronger communities, all of which might increase human happiness, at least in the materially wealthy countries. In poor countries, the transitions are not as clear.