A little thought experiment that I posted on FB. Are you helping a man if you save his body but destroy his.... Soul Career Income Mental Health Self reliance Self esteem Self determination Well being Savings Mortgage Family Liberty Freedom Future There is a cost to everything. And there is a risk to everything. Are the people who don't understand risk creating such an aversion to taking any that it is costing us as much, or more, to avoid the risk? Is one damage so preferable to another? There will be a death toll associated to this risk aversion as well. You can count on that. And there may be generational repercussions for some families based on the financial disaster they will have to endure. Is the cure as bad as the disease? I get in a truck every day. I drive 500+ miles every day. I've had close calls and wrecks. I weigh the risk vs the reward, man up, and go to work because I have a family to support. The risk of not going is greater than the risk of going. We are stripping our fellow citizens of that choice. And I think it may have as dire consequences as allowing them to do their own risk assessment. Each day we strip away something from the list above and that comes at a cost to the individual. I'm seeing friends of mine getting financially pummeled. And I'm just not convinced it's worth it. The price isn't figured just yet. But it's not getting any cheaper with each passing day. At some point, this economy has got to get back up and running. And for a lot of folks, that simply cannot come fast enough.