For over a decade, I’ve been witnessing a phenomenon that has left me scratching my head. A commenter will say how the economy is suffering and people are experiencing financial hardship. Then, when I ask them about their personal hardships, they say they’re doing great.

This disconnect has been repeated over and over until I realized that the gloom some people feel or claim to notice is simply not real. Yes, of course some people are experiencing economic hardship. I don’t want to minimize their difficulties. I’m just not sure it’s as prevalent as people say or think it is.

The very people who say others are suffering but are doing great themselves are the other people! Given that most of the people who comment negatively are actually doing great, it stands to reason that most people are doing great.

I haven’t been able to back up this observation with

Keep reading this article on Financial Samurai.

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