Picture This: After the Rain

Rainbow after the Rain, London

I watch the news every morning while I’m having breakfast. I read the Economist on my bus ride to work. Once at my desk, one of my screens will shows the latest happenings in the economic and financial markets. Let’s say – I’m exposed to lots of new information, all the time. I love reading articles on new scientific discoveries or successful business cases. However, in current times, I find it increasingly difficult to spot some positive news.

With the thought of an eventual break-up of the euro, constant talks about a double-dip recession, Greece’s possible default, fears of Italy following (and being too big to be bailed our by its neighbors), top french banks being downgraded, I find it hard to keep my attitude positive.

Now that the euro zone is in a death spiral*, how can anyone remain optimistic?

I took the picture from my office on one of those miserable days filled with hopeless news. It reminded me that, in the same way that after the rain there will be a glowing rainbow; things will eventually get better – dark, wet and cold days won’t last forever.

*Source: The Economist, 9th of November 2011.

12 thoughts on “Picture This: After the Rain

  1. I try not to worry about the economy too much, otherwise you won’t/can’t do anything. I keep on hearing “oh, but in *this* economy I’m lucky to blah blah blah” or “in that economy you can’t expect blah blah”.

    There will always rich people and poor people. I try to make a living and use common sense when making financial decisions but I’m not going for the “green light” to live my life.

    Be optimistic!

    The picture is amazing by the way. Did you take it?

    1. Usually I agree with you, and try to be optimistic – but being surrounded by bad news doesn’t really help :s I took the pic btw, surprisingly with the camera from my phone!!

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