And they know it! And everyone else knows it too! This would not be true in a good world – but we live in a bad world!
That last sentence bears repeating:
We live in a bad world!
But people are strangely reticent about this – and prefer to believe just the opposite – that the world is good, even though they know this is not true – and acting as though it was, is a sure-fire recipe for a disaster.
They know this – but they know that can get away with it. Things may not be so good tomorrow – but tomorrow has not come yet.