There are two ways to look at the economic crisis that we're in and (hopefully) on the way out of. You can adopt the victim's mentality and suffer helplessly at how events have conspired to ruin your life. Or you can try Conan O'Brien's approach and make something out of the opportunity created by the chaos.
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