I am going to take a quick break from food and restaurant posts for a thought on a new year, and the previous holiday season..
I read an article that people under the age of 70 will consider 2008 the worst year of their life--this based on the economic crisis that is facing the nation, and the world. Of course some I listen to seem to believe that 2009 could be as bad as 2008..
Nonetheless, it got me to thinking.. 2008 was the worst year for people? The same people that have homes lined with Direct TV cables ..? The same houses that have XBOX's and WII's hooked up to their downstairs wreck rooms? The same people that take summer vacations, eat daily at restaurants..? The same people that waste their food, and often waste their money on needless things?
I am not judging. I have a WII. Got it for my wife for Christmas.. we love it. But we understood the consequence: It's going to be a bill to pay back.. So many people "under 70" don't get the concept that they have to pay for things they purchase.
I am going to school, have loans. I will be paying them back until I am in my grave.. and then they may even send my casket an invoice.. But I understand the benefits my education "hopefully" will bring.. and I sacrifice.
People under 70 may think 2008.. but what if 2009 is worse? What if we continue down our endless credit lifestyle? The kind where we think the money is there even though it can quickly turn into meaningless paper? The FED can print all they want.. It will not save the average American if things truly turn south..
So.. As I enjoy my day off from work, and while I'm on winter break from school.. I am going to hook up WII tennis and hope that 2009 turns out better than last year. Because I'm under 70.. and I really didn't think 2008 was all that bad...
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