Wednesday, March 4, 2009

The Good News is Somewhere Else -OR- Got Helmet?

If you're lucky, you don't spend much time pondering doomsday scenarios. You assume things will just continue continuing as they always have. That smart people will figure out how to keep it going. Never asking yourself, "What if they don't?".
Or, if you're jaded enough, "So what if they don't? They never do anyway and it hasn't really affected MY life."

Instead you ask, "What does any of this have to do with me?" You're one of the 90% who aren't behind on their mortgage, you're one of the 90% who still have a job, a credit rating, hobbies, interests and your own list of must see TV. So you don't ask yourself how 10% can have such an impact on such a solid majority.

On life's balance, things will even out. After all, you don't have to outrun everybody, just the hindmost and, by comparison, you're already safely ahead in the race? This is different from the Great Depression how? Transportation, communication, infrastructure? Sure, but that is a double edged razor. Today's ripples can spread instantly.

Do you rely on a Hollywood understanding of life's dark potentials?

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