Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The recession is all in your head

Good news everyone! We are not in a recession. The recession was officially over in June 2009.

Just too bad that most of us didn't get the memo.

So why are so many of us still suffering with unemployment, upside down mortgages, and are on the verge of being officially below the poverty level?

Maybe it is all in our heads.

Or at least that is the conclusion that you can jump to if you embrace the Law of Attraction. In a nutshell, the Law of Attraction says that the things and conditions that you focus on the most are what you are going to attract.

Worry about being unemployed, or becoming unemployed...you attract unemployment.

Worry about keeping your home...you attract foreclosure.

Worry about being dirt-poor...you attract more bills and less income.

Gee, it sounds so simple, doesn't it?

Now, all we need is someone to point out that our economic illness is all in our head, to shout at us to walk it off, and we can all go back to being middle class in no time.


Robert said...

please. There is a difference between macro indicators and micro experience. No one pretends otherwise. Take from the report what it says without adding additional meaning.

Pallas Renatus said...

@Robert: He's got a point, though. I can't count the number of times per day (!) I hear people say "I know that X isn't going to work out because of the recession." Two individuals I know of simply stopped paying their mortgages (going on a year now for each) because they convinced themselves they were going to be in debt for the rest of their lives (because of the recession) and would be better off spending their money on more immediate ventures.

The ability of people to externalize and make stupid decisions can't be discounted.

Robert said...

may bad, I've heard so many people say this and mean it that I didn't realize he wasn't saying what I thought he was saying until you said what he said in a different way causing me to say this now. (smirk)