I have a friend who watches way too much TV news. He hems and haws about the upcoming fiscal cliff, how taxes are going up-up-up, and how the country’s going to hell in a hand-basket.
He has this attitude that oozes, “Why try doing anything to create change? We’re all screwed. If you make more money, it’s just going to disappear or be taken away. Etc.” My other friends and I call him “Eeyore”, after the gloomy donkey of the Winnie the Pooh books.
While I understand how he feels (and I have these moments too, especially with this year’s tax increases), it’s important to take a deep breath and put yourself back in the perspective of truth.