Ok, so it’s no secret that the economy is hurting, and many American’s are feeling the pain. It has affected so many people’s lives in so many ways, and even though many try to avoid it from happening, it affects the way their personal life plays out. It can start to change a person’s personality and many have even become bitter and difficult to live with. It is all in the way you look at it. While reading through news, I couldn’t help but to notice a quote “A recession is a terrible thing to waste.” There are many people out there today that are seeing that being laid off is the best thing that has ever happened to them. There are so many people stuck in jobs they hate anyway, so this can really be a liberating experience. Sometimes, being forced into a situation can be the best thing that ever happened. We are survivors, and when put in an unexpected situation, you can either survive, or let it consume and conquer you. There is opportunity everywhere, but one must be able to be optimistic. There is no reason not to be, unless you want to feel sorry for yourself. If you have been laid off, or are just unhappy, do yourself a favor, go out and take advantage of the endless opportunities in this world. Make the most of your life, and do what you want! Keep your head up through this difficult time, and only look forward to the endless possibilities.