When you look into a mirror, what do you see? Are you feeling strong, powerful, confident, and happy? If so, read no further and share your spirit with others around you!
This book is for those of you who are feeling less well than you would like. You are not "sick" but, rather, disturbed. Life has been treating everyone worse in the last few years than in other times. It is natural for anyone to feel this impact.
The "sensitive" people among us are the first to feel depression or melancholia. They are people who do not plow their way through life but rather have high levels of empathy for those around them and resonate with the feelings of the times.
One of these people once told me, "what comes around, goes around." I did not appreciate the wisdom of these words for many years. What comes around now is a heavy dose of news about slayings, abuse, AIDS, Bosnia, foreclosures, business failures, layoffs, Clinton's ineffectiveness, and hundreds of other negative messages. What comes around at the personal level are sad stories about close friends losing their jobs, friends who are divorcing or divorced, yet higher levels of credit card debt, and relationships that are strained by anger and defeat.
These are the prescription for a World Depression. We are teetering on one at this very moment. And we can witness how the spiral begins and perpetuates itself. People lacking confidence do not invest -- either in hiring people or taking risks for the future. They hold back, defensively. Banks insist on either no-risk borrowers or will lend at 20%, knowing that those that continue to pay these usurious amounts will subsidize those that go bankrupt.