Commentary: Enough whining, put economy in perspective

Here's a thought:

When things get tight, people get better. They get more more resourceful, more creative.

Or, put another way:

The best change comes only through pain.

To be sure, there's more than enough of the latter these days. The question is, will the pain of the present bring out the best in us? Will it drag us down? Or will it drive us to be better? In the end, it's up to us.

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