It is times like this that I know I’m on the right track.
I have been saying and waiting for at least a decade now for the financial markets to catch up with reality.
The promise of high returns and low risk has always seemed to me to be a lie and a scam.
There is no free lunch or free drugs for that matter.
And if you were lucky enough to cash out your untenable mutual funds,
you are a lucky one.
While I do not wallow in watching peoples retirement saving wither up,
nor do I smile at the idea of people being thrown out of there homes,
I cannot help but feel vindicated by the current meltdown.
I feel extremely lucky to not have any debts and the ability to pay my rent
even when I will most likely be out of the job I have spent the last ten years at,
come March 2009.
The frugality that my mother passed along to me has kept me from being overextended
and for that I am truly grateful .
So as we turn a corner that has long been coming I would like to say,
that we are actually better positioned than most believe.
We are a resilient group as long as we can feed ourselves.
So I say,
fuck yes to the DOW Jones hitting bottom,
fuck yes to more government oversight accountability,
fuck yes to less greed,
fuck yes to more community interconnectedness
fuck yes to more self-sufficiency,
fuck yes to less disparity between rich and poor,
fuck yes to empty shopping malls,
fuck yes to a new paradigm
and fuck yes to love
because without more love
things just might get ugly.