I too am getting an overall feeling of gloom and feel that something bad is about to happen. . I dont believe it's just a U.S. thing either (Living in Germany). On the other hand, I always think to myself and say it out loud, that it could be a lot worse. At least I have a job, a house, food and water. Most people dont even have the basics necessity's (spelling?) for life. So if you need something to pick you up, just think that it could be a lot worse for you. I agree with AegisFang, just get out more, try and find something else to occupy your time.