Bleak?  Technically a recession starts with two quarters of negative growth. What is the term for 6 years +++

of negative growth??? 'Bleak', 'Grim' 

  You view alhambra as more benign than it really is,and your own attributes than they truly are. You also tend to exaggerate your ability to forecast the future,which fosters overconfidence.

  " One persons craziness is another persons reality'   Time eventually answers all questions.

 Do you want to use a lifeline and hide behind your flock if after 30 days we are in no better position than today?