Ever since the world began, people have been predicting the end of the world. By all accounts the world has ended a few times, but somehow, it’s still right here. People say that the world is going this way or that way. Some say it’s getting better and some say it’s getting worse. Evidently there’s some disagreement on this point. Irrespective of who’s right, it clearly can’t be both getting better and getting worse at the same time, can it? As to which way the world is going, it seems to have something to do with where people take it. Now when it comes to people, that’s where things get sticky. In fact, that’s a whole other kettle of fish. And frankly it’s probably the kind of kettle you don’t really want to be boiling up on your stove.