This Story is about a man who once upon a time was selling Hotdogs by the roadside.
He was illiterate, so he never read newspapers. He was hard of hearing, so he never listened to the radio. His eyes were weak, so he never watched television. But enthusiastically, he sold lots of hotdogs.
He was smart enough to offer some attractive schemes to increase his sales. His sales & profit went up. He ordered more a more raw material & buns & use to sale more. He recruited few more supporting staff to serve more customers. He started offering home deliveries. Eventually he got himself a bigger & better stove.
As his business was growing, the son, who had recently graduated from College, joined his father. Then something strange happened. The son asked, "Dad, aren´t you aware of the great recession that is coming our way?" The father replied, "No, but tell me about it." The son said, "The international situation is terrible. The domestic situation is even worse. We should be prepared for the coming bad times."
The man thought that since his son had been to college, read the papers, listened to the radio & watched TV. He ought to know & his advice should not be taken lightly. So the next day onwards, the father cut down the his raw material order & buns, took down the colourful signboard, removed all the special schemes he was offering to the customers & was no longer as enthusiastic.
He reduced his staff strength by giving layoffs. Very soon, fewer & fewer people bothered to stop at his hotdog stand. And his sales started coming down rapidly, same is the profit. The father said to his son, "Son, you were right". "We are in the middle of a recession & crisis. I am glad you warned me ahead of time."
MORAL OF THE STORY: It´s all in your MIND! & we actually FUEL this recession much more than it is.