I’ll be happy when…
We convince ourselves that life will be better after we get married, have a baby, then another. Then
we are frustrated that the kids aren’t old enough and we’ll be more content when they are. After
that, we’re frustrated that we have teenagers to deal with. We will certainly be happy when they are
out of that stage. We tell ourselves that our life will be complete when our spouse gets his or her
act together, when we get a nicer car, when we are able to go on a nice vacation or when we retire.
The truth is there’s no better time to be happy than right now. If not now, when? Your life will
always be filled with challenges.
So, stop waiting…
Until your car or home is paid off.
Until you get a new car or home.
Until your kids leave the house.
Until you go back to school.
Until you finish school.
Until you lose 10 lbs.
Until you get married.
Until you get a divorce.
Until you have kids.
Until you retire.
Until you die.
There is no better time than right now to be happy. Happiness is a journey, not a destination.
How anyone could even remotely consider these people attractive is beyond me… I think it’s criminal to even encourage these poor things to get out of bed. They look like they just got out of a concentration camp.
I was talking with mr. emptywheel about what one of the bad–but by no means worst–case scenarios in a GM bankruptcy would be. This scenario is just one of several that might happen–by no means guaranteed, and Congress would fight the scenario at every stage, though with increasingly less leverage. But it is a scenario that follows a great deal of logic about possible outcomes. It is this scenario, though, that explains why both Toyota (I’ve seen reported–looking for the link) and many in Congress want to bailout GM before it gets to bankruptcy.
Here’s the short version: more details below.
GM files for Chapter 7 bankruptcy
GM’s Chinese partner, SAIC, buys much of GM (Buick, Chevy, Cadillac)
All the Shock Doctrine fanatics cheering to drive the the Big 3 into bankruptcy “restructuring” (like Mitt Romney, who can kiss future hopes of electoral victory in Michigan goodbye) might want to think about the implications of this.