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Feb 23 2009   8:57PM GMT

If we think happy thoughts will the economy get better?

David Vasta David Vasta Profile: David Vasta

If we think happy thoughts will the economy get better?

I am not one to “think happy thoughts” or be positive for the sake of being positive. I do think there is something to it, but it’s a hard pill for me to swallow sometimes. I have to firmly disagree with all the economist and politicians and let them all know they are wrong about the bad economy.

Dead wrong!

Why would I say that? I am a under-educated IT guy from Savannah, GA who scratched and clawed his way in IT over the past 20 years, and not a classically trained economist. I can tell you all this, while there are people who are out of work and there are indicators of some sore spots in the economy. I can provide you this bit of light.

In Charlotte the local malls have been packed. I mean like Christmas time. They are always busy. Either a lot of people are mall walking or there is some economic spending going on. There is a new IKEA in Charlotte and while I know people are excited to see it open and are seeing what it’s all about. There has been a traffic jam in that part of the world for over a week now. You can’t get in and out without a huge wait. They have a shuttle set up to get you to and from.  If the economy were really bad would people be traveling on the weekends? Would they not stay home and conserve?

I think this whole bad economy thing is real, but I have to wonder how much is just between our ears, well at least some between our ears.

I am not trying to po-po the facts, but if we start thinking happy thoughts maybe the economy will come back and we can get back to working hard instead of worrying about if we will have a job tomorrow!

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