As I'm reading my morning news stories, I can't help but feel like everything is slowly building up to some sort of great climax. That everything is getting so bad or so good as the days progress eventually everything has to maximize or peter off, before everything becomes incredibly boring or collapses. Has it always been like this? Can some of our older (more experienced) PF members tell me whether or not it was always like this? Should we be looking out for some major catastrophe or life altering event? Aliens? Anti-Christ? Nuclear War? World War? Total Economic Collapse? Mars Colonization? People evolve a third arm? I mean does it ever really peak or should I just buckle down and expect to always be told that everything is about to be the worst it has ever been? I know that this is kind of light-hearted for the political forum, but it is also a little heavy for the GD forum. Even though I am asking in a little off-color way, I am asking a serious question.