Did you know that the unemployment rate in the United States was a whopping twenty-five percent during the Great Depression?
Those were the days before television when people had radio shows to amuse them. There was one such character and writer, Molly Goldberg, who played in a family comedy-drama show, The Goldbergs. Social commentary in a documentary has said that she was a comfort to the masses, reminding them that they were connected to each other and had family and were not alone during this terrible time when historical photo collections show men foraging through garbage pails. But as bad as things were during the Great Depression, Mary Kay cosmetic sales people relate that people still retained pride and self esteem because no matter how little money—just even pennies—that women may have managed to scrounge up, they would spend it on lipstick. Today people struggle everywhere as they always have, regardless of having lived or currently living in times that were labeled by history or media as a “recession” or “economic collapse” or “depression.” The unemployed were always on trial for a job.
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