Has the recession got you feeling sad? Angry? Of course. So, go ahead, cry and get mad all you want! Those feelings will help you save the economy.
Time: [Sadness] helps us avoid bad choices in the future. As a team of researchers pointed out last year in Psychological Science, sadness can also stimulate something this economy desperately needs: consumer spending…
Feeling anger usually makes people more willing to take risks…[O]ur struggling economy needs risk takers, people willing to give up certainty for the possibility of grand success. Taking great risk to chase great reward is, arguably, the essence of capitalism; a couple of kids max out their credit cards and work late nights in a garage, and a few years later, they sell YouTube for $1.6 billion.
Feeling better, er, worse, yet? Well, Time just saved you tons of money on therapy.
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