Disclaimer: The following is a candid piece on a personal loss, written while in the midst of emotional turmoil. While I’ve tried to keep a level head, it is decidedly a very sad piece and veers hard into some tough subjects.
It’s been a dry first half of July, in many respects. So dry in fact, that there was nothing notable on either extreme. Nothing really good, nothing really bad. Everything was just very average.
All the pundits be punding about Solo, the latest film in the Star Wars franchise, and they’re being willfully obtuse regarding its underwhelming performance at the box office. “How could this be!?”, they exclaim, speculating about all the different reasons it ONLY got $100 MILLION DOLLARS on the weekend.
Here is a non-exhaustive collection of headlines proclaiming various industries and institutions to be either in decline or on the verge of collapse. Whether or not these headlines are hyperbolic to get ~the clicks~ is not the point. The point is: is there anything AT ALL on the upswing? What do people – particularly young people – do?
Is everyone turning Dutch?