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The Rise of the Small

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:37 pm    Post subject: The Rise of the Small Reply with quote

It almost sounds like something out of the I Ching:

The Rise of the Small
Stormclouds continue past endurance
A new, thinner belt notch, or two.
It furthers to wade in ankle deep.

It must be bigger than I know, because I see it and sense it all around me.
Okay, the economy is bad. We've lost our jobs, or been cut back.
We've started on making those adjustments, lowering the burn rate.
Everything is negotiable, but we've reached the point where lowering
the burn rate gets pretty painful, up to and including homelessness.
The jobs aren't there. So people are picking up the DIY angle, selling
stuff, doing custom knitting, opening food carts and little storefronts
based on some overgrown hobby. They might be trying to sell things
on eBay (not the greatest timing for that one), or otherwise making
themselves useful in small ways that they haven't tried before.

The whole scenario is kind of invigorating.
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