posted on Feb, 18 2009 @ 11:21 PM
Originally posted by darkelf
So if we all just put on our happy faces and go about business as usual everything will be hunky dorey? Wow, lets all of us just start putting out
those positive vibes and the world will come together in peace, love and harmony.
Yeah, I guess that's what I'm saying...
OR... we can all get scared and believe Chicken Little when he says the sky is falling... until it actually does.
I live in Las Vegas. We have the highest reported unemployment rate in the nation to date. I just got laid off from my job, as did my girlfriend. Am I
worried about it? Not really, and I'll tell you why...
I never had any money. I never bought stocks. I don't have a 401k. The job I lost was a 11.50 an hour job. I'm not worried. I'll tell you what. It
is a really good time to be poor in America.
As for those of us who actually had something to lose, for them I feel. Local governments are adding lines to support the increased volume of calls to
the suicide helplines. Here in Las Vegas, there are over 10,000 homeless veterans, not counting all the people who are homeless that are NOT veterans.
If you've never seen pictures of Tent City in Las Vegas, I'm sure you can Google it and get some kind of idea.
My point is only that it is pointless to voluntarily succumb to the negativity of it all. Yes, positivity of thought and deed is really the only
weapon against it we have. To not put out those 'positive vibes' is to invite feelings of defeat and hopelessness. If you don't believe that it
actually works, then by all means, don't try. But I emplore you and anyone to experiment with the power of positive thinking. Oh, but then do
something positive as well. The thinking doesn't really work without putting in some effort to back it up.
There, there's my one real post for the year. See y'all when the snow falls again.