I can’t take it anymore. Every time I open the paper, turn on the radio or log into my browser I am hit with another apocalyptic headline. “Stocks hit lowest levels in 10 years,” “Car companies need billions more,” “Unemployment figures skyrocket!”

Now I know why they call it a Depression. It is affecting my psyche. Keeping a positive attitude is almost impossible in this environment. I’m struggling to get my business off the ground, fighting to hit profitability in the most toxic environment for entrepreneurship since the Cuban Revolution.

Solution 1: No more NPR. I’ve long loved listening to 89.3 KPCC driving through the streets of LA. Talk of the Nation and Marketplace informed my opinions and debates through high school and college. I’m said to have to make this vow. I vow to no longer listen to NPR until this depressing Depression mania is over. My dial is tuned to 88.1 KKJZ (KJAZZ) indefinitely. I’ll let the smooth sounds of Miles Davis and John Coltrane carry me through these tough times.

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