"Business is never so healthy as when, like a chicken, it must do a certain amount of scratching around for what it gets." - Henry Ford
I still get people today moaning about how it's bad 'out there'.
For many years, money fell from the sky. Executives and entrepreneurs walked around with their laundry baskets and caught the falling bills. Not singles . . . we're talking 50 and 100 dollar bills. Life was good. We bought big cars, homes, boats, and took 2-4 week vacations.