This person said the article was about how in the near future (within the next four years to be exact), all American dollars would be worthless. He said the government would announce on television that all American's must exchange their dollars and coins for a new form of money and it would be worth approximately 10 percent of what we had. Then, for those that had invested in gold, sliver and other metals (apparently the "smart" thing to do today), they too would have to exchange it for 10 percent of its worth in the form of this new money because the government wouldn't want them to have a wealth advantage over anyone. Everyone would be poor, China would reign supreme, and there's no hope for anyone.
My friend smiled and said he'd read it and promised to follow up with him. The person walked away, and my friend laughed and said that'll never happen, people who believe that stuff are crazy.
I laugh along with him and agreed out loud - but true confessions? Sometimes I hear that stuff and I do get a little scared. I mean what do I know? Honestly, I'm not that involved in politics, and I'm not afraid to admit that I just plain don't have the interest. I vote and a know where I stand on most issues, but when it comes to the economy, I'm totally lost.
When people have opinions that are a little bit "crazy" or "extreme" sounding, I can usually just brush them off and chalk it up them being a little bit bored on the weekends so they read a book from some guy trying to make a buck. But every once in a while, I go to bed thinking the world's going to end and my beautiful, comfortable life is about to be over.
But then when I get a little bit more honest with myself, I realize that it really doesn't matter to me. As long as I have Mike and my faith, I'm going to be fine. God will take care of us, and Mike will know what to do. They're what makes my life beautiful, not all this stuff around me that my American dollars can buy.
But that said - let's be honest, I still hope it doesn't happen.