Nowadays, it is not uncommon at all to meet or know someone or even several people who ‘used to have money’ or were ‘well off’ and lost all their money or had their money almost “evaporate” before their eyes during the first part of the financial collapse these last 7-8 years and have no money at all now. This happened to a lot of people who now find themselves with no way to support a home and/or family and no way produce any wealth or the money it represents (this used to be called an income). They are desperate and frustrated and genuinely have no idea as to what to do, so chances are they will do nothing.
This is a truly horrific thing to see. A person in this condition is almost at the point of breaking; ready to cut the link with reality. The worst part seems to manifest in an intense awareness-expanding way. This comparison is made because of the bone-jarring realization that for many; their money was all they ever really had. In the end, money is a terrible companion, a horrible partner and an even worse deity.
We can do so much better.