People say it has never been so bad in their living memory. Entire cities and communities have been affected. And the learned analysts say that it has just began and the end is nowhere to be seen. The recession that started in mid 2008 has now taken the shape of an epidemic. A single mom that I met in the library today was let go from her work yesterday. I could hear her sobbing and later when I talked to her she said that she is supporting her two kids and has to hit the street again job searching in an environment where there are no jobs and scores of laid off job seekers. What can be more awful than this ? Media is adding to the frenzy by continuously airing the most pessimistic and negative numbers that are available. These are the same guys who an year before had no clue of what was about to happen? Charities and food banks are being robbed of their already dwindling contributions. As a student I am not sure of what the future has in store for me. But I hope the best for me and the other people around.