20/20 vision

World of non-toxic social media and happy hawkers

From climate change to smartphone addiction, fake news to the workplace revolution, ST writers lay out the new decade’s challenges and their hopes and wishes

This is the decade that I retire. By 2030, the challenge is to have created a healthy, fulfilling non-work routine.

However, I suspect that retirement me will be an awful lot like weekend me - attacking some tiny slice of a chore for a couple of minutes before sinking into television, which is left on while I check Twitter, which I am not paying any attention to because I'm thinking about whether I ought to go for a workout, which I stop thinking about after a while because something on television has distracted me.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on January 12, 2020, with the headline 'World of non-toxic social media and happy hawkers'. Print Edition | Subscribe