Saying this deeply offends people, as the truth often does: If you are the best at what you do, you'll always have a job. People go home, drink beer, and watch televion. They are then shocked to lose their jobs.
Sure, rarely an industry dies; but even then, start learning a new skill while your industry lives. If I had been an auto worker, I would have been attending night school to become a male nurse. Just as I was about to lose my job at GM, I'd be beginning my new career as a nurse.
This isn't complicated stuff. You don't need to be smart to be a nurse. Just study and memorize, which is tedious but not intellectually challenging. Nursing pays well. The nursing industry isn't going anywhere. So go be a nurse.
Sure, it's hard to become good at what you do; or to learn a new skill. Yes, studying at night after work is a bear. You need to work harder than everyone else. What does that have to do with anything, though?
I'm supposed to feel sorry for out-of-work people who, for years, went straight home from work to a can of Budweiser and a television set. Why?