You are 2 years into total power grid shutdown. Panic started out fast and furious, but by this time there is a new way of life, for those that are left. There are no businesses, no friendly neighborhoods, only decay, death, and the occasional canned food that has been missed for the last two years. There is no longer light, but dark colors of molds, decay, ash, and compost.
So here poses the question, do I stay or go? Even worse, for the careerists, do I do 20 or 30? Will I make more money if I get out at 20 and start a new career at 37 instead of 47? The same problem exists, who the hell knows. There is no way to tell for sure until you live that life.