In How To Stay Sane In An Age of Division,  Elif Shafak writes that her mother and grandmother had an entrenched faith in progress, that tomorrow, almost by definition, would be brighter than yesterday that, as Zymunt Bauman put it, the parents’ point of arrival was the children’s starting point. “Today the faith that tomorrow will be better is no more” (Shafak 2020: 52)