GLENN: Unlike the contestant in More-On Trivia that couldn't find the down side of printing money, there is always a price to be paid. The dot-com bubble burst. We cured it with a housing bubble. It burst. We're curing that with a money bubble. It's the last bubble. When this one bursts, there ain't anything left because our money will be worthless. And why did we do this? Because we didn't want people to suffer. Politicians wanted to get reelected. They wanted to be able to say they were doing everything they could and people don't want to suffer. So they solved the dot-com bubble with the housing bubble. When that burst, they don't want anybody to suffer. Well, you know what? There is suffering out there and there's nothing wrong with suffering. There's nothing wrong with it. We all suffer. We all have our own crosses to bear, or if that's too politically incorrect in this Christmas season, we all have our storm to face.
I've been so encouraged -- let me read the letter to you. I have been so encouraged by the letters I'm getting. I'm getting thousands of them. "Glenn, my name is"... blank. "I put that authenticate myself. I don't want to just be Joe the plumber. Last week I tried to hang myself in my closet. The shelf broke and here I am. I'm ashamed of myself, but it feels good to tell you and to thank you for my life. After it broke, I just laid there in my closet. I got up. I went out to my truck and I just drove. You were on the radio telling us about your past and the sweater. I have two daughters. I'm happily married. Just the same old story. I lost everything. You made me realize I actually had it all. Thanks." Now, this is a guy that gets it.
There's going to be a lot of pain. When you look at the numbers of the people, the companies that have said, you know, AT&T, 12,000 jobs announced today, I mean, I sat at a big boardroom table with the head people of GM a couple of weeks ago, one of the days where they laid off I don't know how many thousands of people. I didn't know about it until I got in the car and we were leaving that they had just announced it and I was -- I had the meeting right after the meeting when they decided what was going to happen. And they looked like they had been beaten up with a baseball bat. I mean, I just, I met with them before. I had just never seen them that way. They were just beaten with a baseball bat because they see the human toll. And we can't be blind to the human toll, but you've got to stay in the boat to help others. You've got to get in the boat. I mean, if you're so close to the boat you can reach out and grab it, the boat is moving. Grab the boat and get in now. Take care of your own stuff. Get in the boat because you're going to be asked to help. It is all hands on deck. You are going to be asked to help others.
I asked my team to put together a website: Faceyourstorm.com. This is a different, a completely different website and I'd like to make this a place where -- I mean, it's going to be up to you, but I'd like to make this a place to where people are sharing their storm, they're sharing what it is they're either currently going through or have just gone through. You know, I meet people and they keep saying to me, especially after the show, thank you. Thank you for sharing the story. Thank you, I didn't know; I thought I was alone. You're not. The secret is sharing it. Everybody feels alone. Everybody feels that their problems are just out of control, their guilt, their storm, whatever it is is out of control. And, you know, if we would just talk to each other, if we would just share with each other, we would see, "Oh, my gosh, so many other people have it worse than mine."
When I was going through a storm here recently and I kind of yelled at God and said I don't want to do it anymore, I can't do it anymore. Do you know what the answer was? In prayer the answer was, focus on other people. I didn't even know what that meant. So I started focusing on other people. It was about a week into it that I was so absorbed in the other things that were going on in people around me, in their life that I had forgotten about mine, and I didn't forget about it per se. I just, I wasn't dwelling on it. I was fixing mine while helping others and paying attention to others. I invite you to go to faceyourstorm.com and, please, share your story. Some of the stories that I have read, please, if you have written me, if you have stood in line just to say hello and shake my hand and hand me a letter, please, I don't want to post your letters without your permission and I don't have everybody's phone number or whatever. I just have these letters, and they're incredible. Please, please, if you have a storm or if you've shared them with me in writing, please go to faceyourstorm.com and help other people overcome their obstacle. They think theirs is the hardest. When you share yours, they will see, holy cow, if they did it, I can do it. Even if you haven't done it yet, go there and find a way to connect with other people. Just put it down on paper, even if this is your first step. Just put it down. Don't identify yourself. Just put it down. Get it out. It's poison. Get it out there. Share it. You will find comfort. Please don't identify yourself. Faceyourstorm.com.