With the waves of negative news bombarding us unrelentingly, I have been searching far and wide to find and write about something positive. My first thought was to identify people who are doing surprisingly well in the down economy.
A few Google clicks later and I was led to dentists. Unfortunately, the reason appears to be that people are so stressed out, they are literally grinding their teeth down to the nerves, causing themselves permanent dental damage. But now I think I may have stumbled onto something that we can truly be thankful for in this recession. This search led me to DABA -- Dating a Banker Anonymous.
Dressed modestly in jeans and a pullover, Crowell describes her DABA identity as an online "character" and admits that she doesn't actually know anyone with a boyfriend-backed credit card or a slashed department-store allowance.
Cameron said that she and her boyfriend broke up at the end of November but that they still saw each other occasionally.
I think there is a large sub-community of people who have had it just a little too good for a little too long, having long since forgotten the value in struggling for meaningful success.
That "having" provides a unique platform for "giving," not "showing." To the members of DABA and all the others who have forgotten the true meaning of Maslow's hierarchy, good riddens.
The recession, for all its many downsides, will likely contribute to at least a temporary end to self-flatualization.
The needs at the bottom of this pyramid are Physiological (food, sex), followed by Safety, Belonging, Esteem, and finally Self-Actualization.Its creators originally told The Times that about 30 women had participated, but since publication, they have said that all involved were friends.Others complained of being ignored — one, who called herself A. Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you.But even after a full turn of the media world -- NPR has raised doubts about the site's authenticity and the New York Times was forced to defend its story-- the question remains: Last month, Dating a Banker Anonymous broke out as the hated, irresistible Website du jour, and it has earned its self-pitying, gold-digging authors some national press, not to mention promises from Hollywood agents of a "Real Housewives"—style media franchise.