Author Margaret Atwood’s Commentary on the Debt Crisis- on CNN.com
What an overly obvious statement it is to say that we are all concerned by the current economic crisis. I always try to look at the potentially good outcome that can arise from negative or traumatic events (see my last post on how, just maybe, this crisis might lead to some positive behavioral changes). But I can’t wait to see what Margaret Atwood, one of Canada’s best know author’s has to say about it. Margaret Atwood is also a feminist and activist and the winner of several awards. Love her! Her latest book is “Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth“. Her allegorical style will have us thinking in different term about our global economic crisis. I’m definitely getting the book. In the meanwhile, here is the concluding paragraph on her CNN.com commentary:
“In heaven, there are no debts — all have been paid, one way or another — but in hell there’s nothing but debts, and a great deal of payment is exacted, though you can’t ever get all paid up. You have to pay, and pay, and keep on paying. Hell is like an infernal maxed-out credit card that multiplies the charges endlessly”.
I don’t connect nor dwell upon the notion of hell. But debt is certainly not my vision of bliss! I’m going frugal, meaningful and cash only!