Those who know the historical cycles of history saw this crisis, and they knew it would arrive before 2025. In 1997 authors William Strauss and Neil Howe alerted us, in The Fourth Turning, to the economic catastrophe of 2006-2009. And that’s in just the first 50 pages of chapter 1.
First impressions: Similar to the housing collapse in 2006, the capitalistic mantra is “Don’t fear. Keep buying. The world is overreacting.” The polar opposite response is “Huddle up. Bury your money; grab all you can get; and guard the door.” Advice is easy to come by. The safe actions to be part of the solution are probably somewhere in between.
Is it advice we need, or is it accurate information without the slant favoring the informer? There is no trusting this president. He can sit in the corner with the rest of his administration and his offspring. Congress can wait for direction from the professionals. We don’t need to hear Lindsay or Mitch or Chuck or Nancy tell us what the other side is doing to harm our country. We can see what they’re both doing.
We all have a skill or an aptitude that can be useful to somebody in need. As an American and business owner, I choose to make myself available to serve others in need of my talents. I understand the importance of isolation and protecting people from something I might carry. There are precautions I can take to keep others safe. But shutting doors will block some people from getting what they need to survive another day.