Get real!

2009

There are fewer things in life that are more annoying than pompous blowhards who make a living off of trying to tell you how to live. It's even more annoying when, in these trying economic times, you have fat cats who have more in savings than you'll ever see in your lifetime telling you to "stay strong".

My annoyance manifested itself into a giant middle finger to my monitor when I read this article. I mean, seriously, WTF is an emotional vampire?

I'm sure authors of such positive advice mean well; after all, the road to hell is paved with good intentions or something like that. But it's simply not realistic to believe that one can be serene, be positive, and smile when one's livelihood is under direct threat.

To tell me people that they may be out of a job soon, but don't worry about how you'll feed your family, or pay for your house, etc , just surround yourself with positive people - is simply ridiculous. Talk about taking the ostrich approach of burying one's head in the sand.

People, if you're worried, you're not alone, and there's nothing wrong with you stressing out over the current economic crisis. I agree that it's important not to obsess about it, as it's not good for your mental or physical health, but be realistic. Instead of seeking out positive people to surround you and offer good vibes, some better advice would be to look for a new job while you still have one and think of a Plan B!

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