Thursday, September 25, 2008

Quote of the Week

I live in a Connecticut town populated by artists, writers and Wall Street traders. Some of my neighbors have lost not only their jobs but their entire life savings. (I know, it's hard to feel sorry for a group of people who earned more in bonuses over the past few years than the rest of us combined will earn in a lifetime, especially when their collective irresponsibility and greed have hurt us all. But still. . . .) The NY Times ran an article yesterday examining how some of these folks are coping with the crisis. A 51-year old former Bear worker named Andy Neff had this to say:
Is this comfortable? No, it's really not comfortable, it's disorienting. But I find it unfortunate that people tend to focus on how much they lost. Coming out of every situation, you need to focus on what you have, not on what you lost.


  1. This saying brought up a strong emotion in me... it is so true. We can't get swallowed up by all the negative out there... we must focus on all the good in our lives. It is there if we look. Always good to me reminded. Thanks for he reminder.

  2. Hi, Prill!

    Thanks for this message today. I got sucked in this morning by the news and it made me feel uneasy.

    This message helped me go the other.

  3. B&A, I posted this quote because it affected me the same way it affected you. The instability of the financial markets has us all on tenterhooks.