After a year of tough times for many across the globe, many are expecting better times in the year ahead.
U.S. (WiredPRNews.com) – Many across the globe are looking to the year ahead with more optimism. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), as countries everywhere gear up for New Year’s celebrations, many are hoping to leave behind the troubles that seemed to plague 2009.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy is quoted by the AP as stating in a televised New Year’s Eve address, “The year that is ending has been difficult for everybody. No continent, no country, no sector has been spared… Even if the tests are unfinished, 2010 will be a year of renewal.”
Conrad Jordaan, an accountant in London, is further quoted in the report as stating of 2009, “(2009 was) like shock therapy, where people really change when something bad happens to them… It will be interesting to see if it changes peoples’ behavior long term.”
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