Quoted So many things change over a decade - Flashing Palely in the Margins by Sameer Vasta (inthemargins.ca)
Politically, and globally, the optimism and positivity has slowly disappeared over the past ten years. The decade has been marked with division and a denigration of civility—all things we grappled with before, but seem to have become more potent and concentrated now—and we enter this year with a dreariness, rather than delight.