We don’t like to admit it, but many of us are closer to rock bottom than we might think.

Even TV news celebrities — a high-ego community if ever there was one — aren’t shielded from the ‘shame’ we tend to heap on people who are unemployed. The Great Recession should’ve taught us how vulnerable we are to the whims of employers and a shaky economy, and to think about what we’d do when the ax falls.
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