"The drop in wealth has exposed personal problems....Money---which brought jewelry or extravagant vacations----helped smooth over many of the difficulties," said Kenneth Mueller, a psychotherapist in the East Village who works with many Wall Street bankers and real estate developers. Now, Mueller says, his clients 'catastrophize' smaller bonuses or shriveling stock portfolios. "You have to remind them that there is something that has always been there," he says. "All the money helped mask the anxiety."
----Christine Haughney in the New York Times, It's Not So Easy Being Less Rich, June 1, 2008
Yes. Doesn't all money, drugs, sex and infatuation, alcohol, material stuff mask what was always there? And never goes away until we deal with it, especially by letting God have it?
From today's Redeemer Presbyterian bulletin, New York City.