As I sneeze the allergies and cleaning fluids out of my head from cleaning my bathroom (yes, I do that once in a blue moon and the Halloween moon is almost full) I was thinking about an office move. Where I teach tax classes, the office is going through a make-over. For the last half of my class, my students and I are moving over to another office and at this point our fingers are crossed that the software will be loaded and everything will work out after the move.
It is kind of like how we all are feeling about the economy. Right now, we are going through a change and our nation has to do something to get out of contraction mode. Too many companies have downsized to the point that their out of work employees themselves aren’t making a living or cash to buy goods and services. It is hampering growth.
All of us can’t move to China and honestly, that isn’t the desirable solution. It goes back to just change. In the long run, we can’t tell if the changes we go through were good bad or indifferent. Sometimes even after we have gone through something that was very bad (like a car accident) we may have some revelation years later that might have helped us learned something.
I don’t think we are learning much as a nation though some things are changing. A lot of people are still spending money that they don’t have like there is no tomorrow. Maybe they aren’t going to have one either because they are too deep in debt.
In the final analysis, what will make or break you as a person is your ability to put aside a lot of the emotional decisions and do what you can to survive. We are in the mode of instant evolution. If we can’t adapt or change, the chances are that we will starve and we won’t have roofs over our heads.
Be safe, accept change and be flexible.
Have a great Halloween while you are at it – since things are spooky enough with the economy as is and if you live where there will be Daily Savings Time, please remember to set your clocks forward an hour before bed time.
Oct 31 2009
Kim Isaac Greenblatt
Change Isn’t Always Good Or Bad – Just Change