The daily doom and gloom sheets, and those people supposedly in the know, keep telling us about the weakening of the country’s economy and how pandemic viruses can be the cause of a world depression.
We often hear of small businesses, ‘going up the wall’ and large companies being placed, ‘in the hands of the receivers’.
While the so-called experts keep scratching their heads and searching for solutions, families, pensioners and the little Aussie battlers are the ones getting hurt.
It is generally accepted that many of the world’s financial problems have resulted from greed and over-ambitious individuals seeking power and personal wealth. But sadly, there are also some among us who deliberately shy away from having to work. If they are forced into a job, they believe in performing a minimum amount of work for a maximum financial return.
It is time we all realised our responsibility toward each other. This is the ‘Lucky Country’ and we should do the best we can to ensure it stays that way.
Let’s start by changing any short-sighted gloomy attitudes we might have and look with hope to our country’s future. In the meantime, let’s become a nation of optimistic doers, rather than one of pessimistic thinkers and knockers.
I’m Peter Mack and that’s life.