The State of the Economy

“Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for – in order to get to the job you need to pay for the clothes and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford to live in it.” – Ellen DeGeneres

Being normal doesn’t sound too nice to me. Ellen DeGeneres jokes about how people buy clothes and a car to go to work, so they can buy money to pay for their clothes, car and house. What’s the point of having a big house if you don’t have time to enjoy it. This is a closed system that works as long as people have a job, but with all the layoffs there’s a huge ripple effect in the economic pond. The trick is to find a balance in life. You live in a small area that can’t fit all your things or you can live in a huge area, but be too poor to afford items to fill up your house or you can have a moderately sized living area with just enough room for all your belongings. The ball was set rolling, by people who allowed to buy beyond their means with the defaulted mortgages. Everybody wants to get rich quick, but I’ve encountered many cases of easy come, easy go. With the economy in shambles, everyone should take a minute to think about what they are doing and why they are doing it.


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