Gross Domestic Product is a scam. Okay, not really GDP itself. What I mean is the expectation of GDP always growing is a scam, like much of capitalism.
According to Britannica, GDP is “Gross domestic product (GDP), total market value of the goods and services produced by a country’s economy during a specified period of time. It includes all final goods and services — that is, those that are produced by the economic agents located in that country regardless of their ownership and that are not resold in any form.”