I see it stated a lot on Twitter, often largely in response to the deaths of famous or accomplished people.
But, politically, there is something grim in the air, an appreciable number of political decisions predicated on anger and a belief that current systems have failed, like the US voting Trump or the UK voting to leave the EU, that create an air of uncertainty and the potential for wide-scale destruction. We've seen several indications this year that wealth leads to power and carries with it a lack of consequence for its benefactors, partnered with a growing popularity of segregationist political movements defined by what privileges they can restrict for others. That combined with the destruction of Syria, the retention of its despot, and the renewed awareness of Russia's interventionist aspirations have people on edge.
People sense doom, compounded by a public discourse honed to relay the sense of ever-impending doom no matter the state of affairs. There are always contingents of voices telling us the world might end, this has been a good year for them getting heard.
At least, that's my take. As for personal goals, I think it's time for me to sign on with a family doctor, it's been a while a since I've seen one for a general check-up. Also I'd like to start some kind of personal writing project. Writing all the time for work kind of depletes my desire to write something of my own, but I feel like I need to push myself a bit.