1. You can get fired from your job … today.
some may view this as a negative, but I consider it a positive! it means an opportunity to shift workplaces, try a new job, start your own business venture, whatever! at the very least you get some time off work.
2. wonderful online content
with all that free time, you’ll be able to spend your life on the web. This isn’t as sad as it used to be lol. With youtube, twitter, flickr, last.fm … you have abundant sources of super-free online content. Plus the paid options (itunes, netflix) aren’t too shabby either. In any case, one need never be bored again.
3. crumbling social barriers
at the same time our economy crashes, that means old institutions and ways of doing things are failing too. When everyone’s in the same sinking boat, it doesn’t matter what race, education, or philosophical background you come from. Everyone’s facing the same situation. The commonalities start to bind us together.
4. asking questions
when everything hits the shitter, people want to know why. We start asking questions. The media starts asking questions. We demand answers. Greater transparency is coming day by day.
5. baseball is back
a totally arbitrary reason to be joyful, but hey, it’s my blog! six months of non-stop double plays ahead. Sports heaven.
6. <insert your own reason>
NOW is the best time to be alive because …
so it ain’t all bad!!
Tags: self help