There are times when I just feel like spouting whatever comes to mind. This is one of those times. The thoughts contained here are just a download of whatever is on my mind at the moment. It’s kind of a release valve of sorts. I guess that’s why I blog; it’s therapeutic.
Don’t mind the grammar, as I am not paying attention to form and aesthetics. Meh.
My thoughts about:
Online Dating: I have no idea why people feel the overwhelming need to misrepresent themselves. I have a friend who is currently trying the online dating thing and she tells me about how people just tend to post old pictures, completely inaccurate pictures, etc. They compound the problem with being completely false within their profiles. Personally, if you’re looking for a partner / girlfriend / boyfriend, wouldn’t you want to just be honest? You’d think there’s something good about letting people know who you really are rather than who you’d like people to think you are.
Hope: People are really hoping the economy is going to get better. You hear people talk about how the economy is going to turn around in the next six months, etc. Let’s be real people. We’re in a huge mess and the world economy is going to hell in a handbasket. Oil prices are down, the markets are looking for any reason to rally [e.g. – The weather’s good! Let’s rally]. The sense of impending doom and the dark cloud has been cast. It’s not going anywhere. Anyone with even a basic knowledge of economics will realize that it will take 5-6 years to recover. If we really want a stable economy, we’re going to have to reset expectations, prices, and import / export levels. If you take a look at how the world is faring, it’s not doing well. Even in China (the panacea customer base for the corporations) is hurting.
People. Here’s a hint… Stimulus packages don’t work. You can’t just inject money into a market through the banks and expect everything to just be ok. It doesn’t work that way. You’re just adding to the problem. More debt does not equal a stronger long term economy. People need to save, artificially inflated real-estate values aren’t helping. I understand there are tons of people who are upside down on their mortgages, but the reality is, you never should have committed to putting yourself in that much debt to begin with. Here’s a hint people. If you make 50K per year, you can’t afford a 50K car. N’est pas?
More to come in a bit.. I’m gonna go lay down. I’m just mentally exhausted.