Andrew Sullivan has a series of posts based on his readers’ varying perspectives on the recession. This one resonated for me. Here’s a snippet:
Though I am still worried about providing for my child in this dismal economy I am more confident than ever that I made the right decision when I abandoned my safe career to taste the broader glories of life. Because as is now so overwhelmingly clear, nothing is ever truly safe.
If this recession serves as anything, hopefully it will be a reminder that you should never compromise your ambitions in favor of the chimera of financial security. If you are inevitably going to end up in the poorhouse, you might as well get there by chasing the wildest of your dreams.