Doom and gloom opens the floodgates for great comebacks and great leaders. History is full of them in every endeavor imaginable. Sports, politics, individuals. People not giving in to doom and gloom and reaching deep inside to "win" the battle at hand.
Sports are rife with great comebacks. Baseball has many including Bobby Thomson's walk-off home run in 1951 - the classic "shot heard round the world"
More recently the current world champs from San Francisco had 2 amazing comebacks in consecutive playoff series to even reach the World Series which they promptly swept.
Life presents us with challenges on a daily basis. Most of us have been behind the eight ball at some point on our lives. Get behind on the bills - worry about making ends meet. Just providing the basics becomes a challenge - shelter and food. But somehow we muddle through. Some believe it's God's will. Others simply work hard to fix things. They don't buy in to the notion that the situation cannot be fixed - they simply press on until it is. Again - it's an attitudinal thing. Some folks simply don't have a glass - others work at keeping that proverbial glass full. The latter provide the rest of us with examples - they are leaders of a sort even though they may not see themselves that way.
Individuals have overcome great difficulties - think Helen Keller, Thomas Edison, that distant cousin that overcame drug addiction. Heroes all because they did not give in to d&g.
These days there is doom and gloom here and in India to name 2 countries when it comes to politics. Corruption is rampant in many levels of government. Here there is a great divide between the right and left - make that the extreme right and left. Both sides claim the end is near and our great country is doomed thanks to the other guy. India has so many parties just keeping track of it all is confusing - and I have a degree in political science for crying out loud. But I suspect a leader or leaders will emerge in both countries to find a resolution.
Religion is a great contributor to d&g. Here in Texas a pastor at a megachurch has declared Obama's re-election signals end times. I suspect if he wasn't half black he might think differently but that's the subject for another blog. Seems every Tom, Dick and Harry reads some tragic current event into something from Revelations. Again. They keep trying. And then there were those pesky Mayans. They gave real specifics to their d&g. We'll know soon enough if they were correct.
The reigning champions of d&g have to be the global warming crowd. There's "real" science to back both sides of the argument. Can it be that this time the sky really is falling? Sigh. It's all so confusing - but it behooves us to solve this one That is certainty.