Hi Curtis, welcome to the community. I also believe most people need to suffer more before they realize something is going severely wrong. The really bad part is that governments and corporations slowly drain the life out of the society.

First people can’t afford to eat out that often anymore, then they start to buy cheaper products (that break more often and in the long run that costs them even more than buying higher quality products), then they have to take on more work / jobs…. but at least they have their “Game of Thrones” (nothing against that series, its retty good) and are entertained… while they slowly descend…

Alea iacta est ("The die has been cast")