How bad will things get in the U.S.?
Reality, truth, asserts itself with relentless persistence.
The truth is our society is crumbling because it is built on valuing money more than happiness. Until that changes, it will continue to crumble.
Thinking a "stimulus," a.k.a. infusion of money, will solve our problems is clearly only making things worse by acting on a false premise. If we continue with behavior based on valuing money as the measure of success, we, the U.S., will end up like Greece, riots in the streets and worse.
Conversely, if we evaluate our actions based on the joy, peace and happiness they create; we can once again be a society that is beneficial to its people and progressing.
How much power do each of us individually actually have to make these changes in society? Our power is enormous, and we must dramatically increase our personal honesty, the depth we're honest with our self, in order to access that power. We must sit down and be brutally honest with ourselves as we answer questions like, "am I doing this for the money or for the joy of doing it?" "What can I enjoy putting the maximum amount of energy into as that is what creates the joy and success I want?"
Things will get as bad as we allow them to get. As of right now, unemployment in the U.S. is increasing, the effect of the stimulus on the economy is coming to an end, and the budget deficit and the pressure it exerts to cut social services are growing. The polarization between political parties and ideological factions is increasing; hence cooperation and common vision are declining. This is the truth, and what is also true is we can change all of that by being brutally honest with our selves.
P.S. Money only has value as one of the many tools to be applied to maximize joy and happiness in life.
~ Scott Friedman,