|2012—year of the goat?|
The poll results are in and a solid majority thinks that things will get worse in 2012. The results, with 617 votes:
- 187 30% things will get better
- 309 50% things will get worse
- 121 19% things will stay the same
I had intended to editorialize about how I see 2012 going. But I can’t say it better than this anonymous comment:
I could not answer the poll. My first thought was that things will get worse. I was thinking from a world wide view, economic, food wise, etc. But I thought again and decided that really those things don’t matter. I expect things around my house to get better. My love for my wife will grow and I hope hers for me. We may spend more for less, have shortages of this or that. But those are not a good measure of better or worse in my life. So my answer is that I purpose to have a better year no matter how the rest of the world does.
I’d also encourage all to read the wise blog post of Archdruid John Michael Greer, “Hope in a Cold Season.”