Book Review: Enjoy the Decline by Aaron Clarey
Accepting and Living with the Death of the United States
The Decline is coming. All the financial indicators show this, and the cultural degeneracy is equally self-evident. Our generation will not be as wealthy as our parents.
But despite these grim times, it’s not only possible to survive, it’s possible to live well. Part of this is a change to your frame of mind: accept the fact that you’re never going to live in a McMansion (mortgaged to the hilt, a slave to your job, with rotting drywall to replace, and a lawn to mow every week…). But what you can do is live in a number of different apartments, in different cities, enjoying all that life has to offer. Poorer than the Baby Boomers? Certainly. But you’ll be living a life that’s far richer.
Clarey provides a brilliant how-to guide. In his last book, Worthless, he did the job that School Guidance Counselors are supposed to perform, but systemically fail, providing much-needed advice to the young of America. In Enjoy the Decline he offers critical advice for all twenty-somethings about how to prepare for the future, and live a worthwhile life.
The book’s chock-full of the sort of information They don’t want you to know, as well as links towards more in-depth sources – and no matter how grim the material, Aaron’s light and entertaining prose is the sugar that helps the medicine go down.
My full video review below: