No Pain, No Gain

It’s rather ridiculous that people, particularly in the news media, seem to think the economy is okay and on the way up.

Why is it ridiculous? Well here’s a good list of 75 econ. statistics from ZeroHedge that’ll blow your mind.

Here’s the real problem with the economy, the stimulus, the fiscal cliff, taxes, spending, all of it. It hurt going in. The economic contraction that started the recession in 2007 put a serious damper on the economy and it’s affect was felt by everyone. Even those not directly affected felt it’s presence.

That was just going in. We haven’t actually done anything to fix the problems, nor prepare for anything to get worse. The economy is saddled with serious baggage. For the economy to actually and truly improve it will have to seriously shape up.

I can't go on...this is too hard

I can’t go on…this is too hard

The term ‘shape up’ is actually a very good one because it is an excellent metaphor for the situation. Americas economy is fat and out of shape. Sure it’s robust, but it can barely move and it has diabetes. However it has continued doing the same things that turned it into a fat tub of lard and given it diabetes.

In order to actually improve it’s health it is going to have to hurt itself. It is going to have to go to the gym and workout out everyday in the future in order to improve. That’s going to hurt. Exercise demands effort for even an in-shape person and it’s going to actually hurt someone who isn’t even close to being in-shape. Merely going through the motions and pretending that it’s working out won’t help either. It has to really feel the burn, and not just feel tired or strained, to get improvement. Most people exercise don’t understand real strain. They never experience it, and therefore the first bit they do feel is to them the greatest pain ever when it reality it’s nothing.

The United States felt pain going into this economic mess it’s become and it’s going to have to feel it a lot worse in order to come out again.

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Posted on December 26, 2012, in No Hope For America and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I think your analogy to what America needs to do fiscally and economically and likening it to exercise is very apt. Very few Americans know what real exertion feels like. I am talking about the deep burning in the lungs, the cramping in your muscles from an hours worth of latic acid just sitting in your system, and the ball of exhaustion sitting so deep in your stomach that you are near losing control of your bowels because you can barely control your sphincter. It is almost soiling yourself, not vomitting, that indicates that you have pushed yourself to the very brink of physical exertion. America is about to soil her pants big time.

    • I don’t know that I’ve ever been to that point of physical exertion. But I have been to the point where I worked out and it was hard/challenging, despite that I picked up the weights again and did the next set until I finished the workout. I was more tired from doing it, but also felt better both physically as well as mentally as a result.

      It’s the same with the country’s finances and the analogy fits quite well, since so many people are getting obese and the diseases like diabetes that go with it. You can put in some hard effort today and have a better tomorrow or you can just wait and die.

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