The mooring lines

The mooring lines

Are you contented with your life?  Lately we have heard so much noises resulted from mid-age discontent and teenage angst.
I am not sure whether it indicates that we begin to grumble more often than we used to be.
We grumble about a rude response, stupid answer and naive behaviour.  We grumble about hypocritical politicians, pseudo democracy, injustice and hegemony.
Why are we not happy any more? Is our world worse than ever?
This is what the British novelist Charles Dickens writes in the opening paragraph of A Tale of Two Cities (published in 1859, the novel set in London and Paris during the French Revolution), “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to heaven, we were all going direct the other way – in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.”
The description of Dickens is prophetic and pathetic.
Does it sound familiar?

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