On Meaning: The Silver Lining of The Recession By Laura Berman Fortgang

Human beings have often engaged in the search for meaning, but today’s economic downturn has brought the subject to light in a new way.

People are re-evaluating whether their financial power to accumulate possessions and wealth is the only determining factor of their happiness and success.

Some are being forced to shrink their activities, their budgets and their ambitions and many report that it is not all bad. Sure, economic woes are scary and many are frightened of how long they may last, but those that can keep their wits about them are also re-discovering what really matters to them.