If history has taught us nothing else, it is that these hard times, too, shall pass. In fact, periodic downturns that constitute the business cycle share much in common with growing cycles that farmers deal with every day, thanks to factors like wind, drought and pests. To every thing there is a season, even misery.
My country, like my company, has weathered the worst of everything and managed to prosper. That’s what we do. We’re Americans, the genetic beneficiaries of adventurers, explorers, optimists. We endure and then we succeed, and the more of us who can maintain our confidence and perspective, the faster this season of misery will pass into prosperity.
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