The first decade of the 21st century is coming to a close. For you, what has been the most memorable experience so far this decade? What advice can you share with our readers to make this new year and decade a prosperous one?
Perhaps the most extraordinary moment of the decade was that toward its end, an election was won by someone using the campaign slogan “Yes we can!” when, clearly, so much that had happened in the decade had said “No, we can’t. We thought we could and we thought we were; but it turns out we’re not and we can’t.”
Many fine and wonderful things happened this decade. But overall, the bottom dropped out from under us, as Americans. Things we thought we knew, about our safety, our moral prestige in the world, our status as the richest and happiest place on Earth, were all brought into question, if not toppled outright.