One of The Question of the Day regulars, Lisa D., is here! So of course, we've been pondering all sorts of profound things. And yesterday, as we puttered through LA traffic on the way to meet friends, we came up with a great question.
Which because we didn't write it down immediately, we completely forgot. Until, thankfully she remembered, this morning.
We were catching each other up about mutual friends and unfortunately, a lot of them were described as "out of work." We looked at everybody surrounding us in their fancy cars talking into their bluetooths and discussed spending and how, as Americans, we can be a little materialistic. ("A little" is putting it lightly in LA, where dogs are bred to match $3,000 purses.) We talked about, how as a nation, we "fell for it." Designer jeans, easy money, expensive cars, fancy vacations, homes we couldn't afford.
And we all know where that got us. So, as we pray and work towards recovery, we wondered if the next time things are on the rise, will we remember to be a little more cautious? Or will we, collectively, "fall for it" again?
What do you think?
4 years ago