Sunday, February 24, 2008

Good Job 1 of 2: An Interview of the 2000 Decade

Today, it's a blog double shot because my department finished our Q2 FY08 report XD The first blog is an interview discussing the 2000 decade. The second blog is being depressed cleaning the house.

I had a dream I was interviewed on the 2000 decade on TV. I'm a novice talking about current events; however, I'm on TV which means I'm an expert and my opinions are strong, LOL

Q. How was the 2000 year decade? Remember or forget.

A. It depends on who you asked. Victims of the dot com bubble and/or the housing market crash are likely to forget the 2000 decade. The recession in 2002 was mild and quick and the recession in late 2008 was longer than anticipated.

On the other hand, the 2000 year decade opened new opportunities and new knowledge for people who recognized and welcomed the beginning of the Information Age. Technology is part of our lives whether one person likes it or not. Unfortunately, there are many people who still stay away from technology; although, at least 1 in 4 people over the age of 50 plays video games, so technology is spreading to more people rather than the just the young generation during the early 2000 decade.

And those who became wealthy with technology remember 2000 and look forward to the 2010 decade with more technology innovations and keeping their eyes open for more opportunities.

Q. Was your 2000 year decade remember or forget?

A. Remember. My bad years were 2000, 2002, and 2004. My good years were 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008. It took me years to realize we are living in the Information Age. I failed to adapt to how we live today—I was living like it was the 90s. I had the wisdom of a 21 year old in a 30s year old body. 2004 was the year I woke up and realized I must take control of my life. I had to earn my achievements and my successes. I had to learn from my mistake from failures. The most important lesson I learned in the decade was never stop meeting people.

Q. Speaking of wisdom, do you think we are really taking advantage of the Information Age today?

A. Well, I think of the Internet as a teenager. The Internet started to influence our lives in 1996. Taking 1996 and 2010, the Internet, the Information Age, is 14 years old. Our lives with the Internet and the web are in the teens. Expect more mistakes as we continue to live in the Information Age's adolescence years. At the same time, expect more success as we learn from our increasing failures. The key for the 2010 decade in the Information Age is to keep moving forward and improve technology and use technology to improve our lives in front a computer and not in front of a computer. It's a matter of time when the Information Age matures and we take full advantage.

Q. Is the Middle Class going to disappear?

A. The Middle Class was never doomed. There is always going to be a Middle Class. It's just that the recession in 2008 forced many families to adjust their incomes and spending. As we begin the recovery and people are purchasing homes, we see incomes for the Middle Class go up and spending increase. It's getting more expensive to raise a family and I expect wages to go up, too. I'm optimistic we see more people in the Middle Class than ever before in history.

Moreover, speaking about getting more expensive, the Middle Class has a challenge to keep up with the ever increasing higher costs of living. The true Middle Class must find ways to keep their lifestyle or else make some tough economic choices. The Middle Class that find ways to bring more income has a chance to be Upper Class. Higher wages is one component; however, taxes are the biggest expense.

Thank you for joining us.

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