dpd1 - 6:46 pm on Oct 31, 2010 (gmt 0)
Time to run? Run where? See, that's what I mean... What's the point of even thinking like that? None of us can run. We have to deal with things and carry on. If a sports team is terrible, the manager doesn't just keep standing there every day telling them they're terrible, without offering a solution for NOT being terrible. Without anything positive, it's just self-defeatist... We all basically garuntee making the things come true that everybody fears. If people keep getting told how terrible everything is, even though for them personally... it's really not that terrible. Are they going to spend money? No.
The problem I have with this thinking, is that people were saying this stuff 30 years ago. I recall as a kid, adults saying the exact same stuff... The country is never going to be the same... Everything is going to hell... So on and so forth... That we're all basically screwed... And yes, I also remember them saying... "This time it's different". Everybody thought the Vietnam era was the end of the country. I don't know... We're still here. No masses of people starving or anything. Yes, chances are we'll probably have to work harder. But what else is new. There's countries that lost an entire empire. But they're still here... Still moving forward.
My solution is growth... Sell as many things as possible. That's how the big companies get bigger. That's how WE get bigger.