Trend cycles are reliable

If human behavior trends reflect fashion trends, then expect to see a shift from the self-centered speech and action couched in disrespect to the beginnings of respect and valuing of each other. The pattern of trends is as follows: just as everyone starts doing the trend, it is on its way out the door and soon reverts to the opposite spectrum of that trend. Mini skirts moved to maxis. Bellbottoms went to skinny jeans. Selfish assholes will move to respectful diplomats. You can already feel the trend reaching its climatic point in the emotional atmosphere as its followers grow despondent, restless, frustrated, and exhausted. If trend cycles are reliable predictors of human behavior, then there is hope on the horizon.

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