When hopelessness is taken to be that single option, yes. When a lack or absence of choice — for those who have it, as some still do — is seen as that single option. Otherwise, there is at least another option. Choices, in some cases, are rapidly disappearing, that’s certainly true. For some they have been limited for a long time; in many cases, they’ve been barely existent at all. And for many choices are appearing more widely every day. At least on some level.

But, again, long term (getting shorter every day, unfortunately) the choices are disappearing. What to do? What to do?

Possessor of Paul Newman eyes. Author of the straightforward & strange. “Women zai shuo ba.” Be useful; share what you can; help others always. Doctor of texts.