In such a volitile economy, we are having to rethink the way we live, do business, eat, dress and even spend our money. The weekend trips to Blockbuster have been replaced with an On Demand selection. Weekend pizza ordering has been reduced to the best sellers in the Wal-mart deli (with extra pepperoni and shredded cheese, purchased seperately of course) while we spend time with our families. Dinner out is a $30 dollar swing for 4 at the local Mexican joint.
Amazingly enough, before I never had enough time, now, I have plenty of time to spend with my son working on my backyard and have even considered putting in a garden. The neighbors, I used to blow my horn at on my way to somewhere else, have become a staple in our home playing board games and cards.
Our weekend getaways to the “big city” have been exchanged for exploring our own city and becoming members of local non-profit groups and giving back to community. I even joined a writers network to brain storm and share ideas with other burgeoning writers. All in all, if being lead by a “comunity organizer” is having an affect on the American public, as well as the economy, then what have you changed in your way of life?