The fact that we seem to be drowning in our current financial woes is enough of an excuse for some of us to start wasting time by doing nothing. That’s not a good thing. People who are out of work can use the time to pump up their resumes and find ways to add new skills. Because some have more leisure time to spend in cafes and bars, people are attending bartender school in an effort to address their unemployment problems, I saw on a television report. Those who don’t need a job but are suffering from all the depressing news can look around their communities and find interesting causes for which they can volunteer their time to serve. For instance, with so many out of work, some food pantries are in dire need of help and supplies.
Financial depression can create opportunity for self-improvement
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