The Audacity of Globalization

For those of us isolationists that wanted to keep it in the house…It pains us to say, “I told you so.”

From Country Wide, to Bear Stearns, to Fannie and Freddy to now Lehman and AIG, the financial experts who told us to trust them, to buy into the system, to let the “big boys” take care of business have led us into a global morass not seen in modern history. Greed played a large role in this, and while the rest of us could feel this pain for an extended period of time, the buffoons responsible for this mess will fall back on their personal assets, gained from the nickels and dimes of the general public.

It may sound esoteric, but there is a way out of this. No, not for the financial giants that have imploded, but for John and Jane Q. Public, who will potentially bear the brunt of this collapse. Did you think I was going to come up with some kind of financial formula to cope with this? No, there are many ways to do that, but there are a few valuable resources you can use to find the way: First, you must be confident. If you think for one minute that this will destroy you, unfortunately, your worst fears will likely be realized. Second, you must have a goal. What do you want? Many people give me a blank stare when I ask that simple question. If you have a goal, keep your eyes on it. No matter what, keep your eyes on that goal. If you don’t know where you’re going, it’s very likely you’ll never arrive. Sure, it sounds like a bunch of babble when you’re sitting at the kitchen table, deciding which bills get paid-and which do not. But where has your thinking brought you in life? Are you happy where you are? If so, great, keep going. If not-maybe some thought restructuring is in order.

There are a myriad of ways to make money, to be finacially secure; I’ve been researching recently, and even in the midst of this fiancial crisis, I’m excited about my prospects for financial security. I’ll let you know how it goes. No, I’m not setting up some kind of sell job (well, not right this minute anyway), I’m just looking to open some doors-for all of us. We don’t need to depend on Wall Street. Use them like a paper towel, yes, but depend on them, no. Stay tuned…

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