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Friday, January 01, 2010

Good Things About 2010

As we enter a new decade, here are some good things about 2010 to consider:

We survived the worst crash of our economy in over 70 years (that should make everyone feel better).

We have a whole new set of political figures to blame for everything we personally did wrong.

We are not starting this decade with a Presidential election being decided by The Supreme Court instead of the voters.

We are not in a bubble of irrational exuberance (which proved in the last decade to be a bad sign in a stock market).

We are not in a depression (they suck).

People are now saving more (instead of continuing the overconsumption binge, except possibly for overeating fatty foods).

More people now appreciate what it’s like not to have a steady paycheck, raising their empathy for those down on their luck (how can you understand the trap of being poor unless you have been there?)

We can be happy that Mr. Stanford and Mr. Madoff are in jail and that your GM (Gov’t Motors) warranty is still good (I need to trade mine in!)

We are rebuilding our economy with greener, cleaner, more diverse energy sources and 21st century technology that will create the jobs in the present and future (people who once made buggy whips were retrained to assemble the first cars; carmakers can now retrain to assemble wind turbines, solar panels, etc.) We don’t progress by standing still.

So, here’s to a new year and a whole new decade to try not to screw up (so we can look forward to the next one).

I’m thrilled to be in 2010!


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Texas Viking said...

Thanks! I keep trying to improve it..