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I am really enjoying listening to this- I remember a couple of months ago before I was lucky enough to land a temp job, and I had all this guilt around buying a coffee. Though it was the one happy, social moment of my day that was otherwise filled with sitting at home looking for a job, the media was constantly filling me with guilt about it: NO ONE is spending money, they said. You should be saving your money- if you're buying frivolous lattes, you're setting yourself up for disaster. Coffees should be a once a week treat they told me- then I looked around and found that my coffee shop was full of people at 2pm- who else could they be but my fellow unemployed job seekers, looking to be "out" and in a comforting environment besides their home. I decided that the media could stuff their guilt they were inflicting on me over my $2.85 coffee- they were wrong, in the end, and their fear that they were trying to instill in people over spending, or enjoying life in any way, would only damage the economy more. So now I tune them out, spend my $2.85 and think that I'm doing more to help us get out of this in a positive way than any "economy in crisis" blaring news headline of impending disaster could ever do.
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