There is no doubt that the recession has impacted each and every person's life in one way or another; depending on social status, wealth, lifestyle, and beliefs, it made all of us rethink the way we live, travel, work and think.
However, I am left wondering how much of it all is a hundred percent truth and how much of it is just a fabrication, a media sensation, a marketing tool made to work in the interest of those who have a lot, and I really mean a lot, to gain from it.
It is hard to separate fact from fiction, truth from panic and exaggeration. I do believe we are in quite a mess right now but still, people let`s be honest:
Are we not we enjoying this just a little bit? Think about this. Recession may have had and still does have a great impact on the economy, small businesses go bankrupt, so do the larger companies, unable suddenly to cope with it all.
The fact is, it rocked world big time. Not many people believed it would come to this, although the signs were there for quite some time. It is not the first recession and it certainly will not be the last one. But in my humble opinion, it came as a positive thing, at the exact right time. Now you can start arguing that I am wrong or crazy.
I may be both. However think of it this way: how could someone have thought that all the greed, luxury, the I-do-not-give-a-damn-about-the-world-I-am-rich-and-that-is-all-that-matters-to me, mentality could go on and on and on forever? Hey people, maybe God is trying to tell us something, like making us put aside our greedy ambitions and never-ending desire to have more and more and more and to go back to basics, like love, compassion, family, friends, hobbies we really care about and so on and so forth.
Interestingly, companies small or large have only now thought about giving their customers better products and services at more competitive and affordable prices. They are going down, like the Titanic, and to save themselves they compromise. Not for our well being of course, but for their own salvation. I am convinced that once this is all over, and it will be soon, they will go back to being the way they used to. Be good until you cross the bridge to the other side, then you can be evil again.
I have lived in Romania my entire life. However I have traveled a lot, and I have friends around the world; let me tell you, nothing makes me laugh harder than hearing them whine on and on about how awful it is not to be able to afford a second car, or to go on a luxury vacation yet again, and so on. My heart truly breaks.