America's Financial Panic?
All right, is it time for deliberate creators to weigh in on this topic? The emails popping in my in-box say it is.
Last night Bush addressed the country during prime time tv saying if Congress doesn’t act fast, we could slip into a financial panic.
(I missed the address, but heard AGT Judge Piers’ comment that he hoped Bush watched Nuttin’ But Stringz’ performance in the final five America’s Got Talent finale.)
In fact, that I just now spent ten minutes searching out Nuttin’ But Strings and Eli clips and only 30 seconds on Bush’s gig makes me wonder if I’m purposely or subconsciously avoiding the topic. Hmm.
I know that’s what many of us have done with “bad” news in general … avoid it, rise above it, or just learn to hear it without negative emotional reaction.
But as it creeps closer to home (like for my client whose spouse is employed by Merrill Lynch, or my client who tries not to watch her investments drop, or my other client who daily quells fears of a drop in her business), some are finding the U.S. economic news more and more difficult to ignore. More and more distressing.
To be honest, I watched CNN purposely for the first time in my entire life last night (well, it IS the first time I’ve had cable, since I live with my @$&* boyfriend) to get filled in on what was happening. I was inclined to agree with some guy that said this was just more politics in action, but despite that – part of me actually got a little excited.
Excited? What’s that about?!
Change, I think. Excited for change. Excited for the breaking point that wakes lots of folks up; excited that for reaching the bottom that requires us to do things different. Excited that the old ways aren’t going to fly any more. Excited that things are happening!
Or maybe I’m just excited that I’m no longer in the financial services industry. ha!
But the reason I’m writing this post is to give us all a chance to weigh in on what you think of what’s happening – if you think of it at all.
Thoughts? Opinions? Rants? Let’s hear it!
PS – I’m rooting for Eli and Emily to get singing contracts, although the violinists seem like the best bet for getting the Vegas act. (Oh, am I avoiding again or just disinterested in our financial decline? I can’t tell for sure!)