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Recession African American Patriotism by hyperscholar

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Recession African American Patriotism by hyperscholar

What assumptions do I make, that I’m not aware of, that gives me what I see?

As I reflected on this question, I was reminded of a daily assumption
that I typically make: the economy still hasn’t hit rock bottom yet
and it’s only getting worse. The underlying fear of losing my job, my
apartment, and being able to support my family creates a perspective
of “survival” for me. As much as I complain about my job, I continue
to go because it’s what I’ve come to know as a means to an end. I
dread Sunday nights, hoping that the next day will be Friday morning.
The underlying fear of telling my wife that I lost my job makes me
think I should only look out for myself. But at the same time, be
willing to take on tasks and burdens too heavy to carry only to prove
my value. I’m only trying to keep my job from being cut and
outsourced, while the news of dwindling ticket sells ignites the
underlying fear of being at the mercy of someone’s control.

What might I now invent, that I haven’t yet invented, that would give
me other choices?

Instead of living in fear of losing my job, I could create other
opportunities by looking for other jobs and freelance projects. I
continue staying at my current job because I assume that every other
company is struggling due to the economy. I have assumed that there
are no jobs out there, so I need to hold on to what I have. Like the
nine dot puzzle, it may be better for me to draw some of the lines
outside the state of Georgia, United States or outside the advertising
industry.

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