Maybe the recession is not the real problem…

Lisa Barone’s post on why we need to quit blaming the recession for our situation is a real kick in the pants, in a good way.

For the past few months you’ve had an excuse for when life didn’t go your way. Every time you borked something that you were maybe never qualified to do in the first place, you had THE perfect excuse just waiting to be pulled out. It was like the economy dug its own hole just so it could bail you out in your time of need. W00t!

You couldn’t pay your mortgage and your house was foreclosed on? Don’t worry, it wasn’t you, it was the recession. You lost your job and now you’re stuck at home cruising Twitter ‘looking for a new one’ all day? Don’t fret. It wasn’t you, it’s the recession. Can’t find new clients so you’re left bitterly blogging that clients suck and the frauds in the industry are stealing your dollars? Calm down, pretty, have a cookie and take a nap. It’s the recession.

Check it out.

Thanks to @LenKendall for the find.


Author: andrewcareaga

Higher ed PR and marketing guy. Communications director for Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) in Rolla, Missouri, USA. Slow runner, mediocre guitarist, lover of music and puns, and an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. I blog and Tweet about #highered, #music, #gocards and #random stuff.

One thought on “Maybe the recession is not the real problem…”

  1. Good find! Everyone from corporate CEOs to everyday people are blaming the economic downturn for something. Last I checked, people are still patronizing many businesses that have needed services for the right price. Many people are still making their way the only way they know how. I started working on a story about our May grads, expecting (thanks to the doom-and-gloom media) that nearly none would have jobs. Turns out a lot of them have found jobs in their field through talent, persistence and networking. They didn’t settle for excuses, they just kept working at it.

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