I was considering the brahmavihara and the luminosity of the mind in enlightenment, which I think I have gotten a few tiny glimpses of in meditation, and it occurs to me that in order to really have faith in the luminous things which brighten the endless existence we must be careful where we place our certainties.
Now, economics is often called the “dreary science” because it deals with projections and monetary matters to as great a measure of certainty as it can manage. It leads you to make plans for your life such as “I will be in this job for 20 years and then I will retire on such-and-such a pension” which often turns into a self fulfilling prophecy. But it’s not certain, and to call it certain would be to impose on yourself a straitjacket which extinguishes a lot of hope and positivity.
So I would suggest thinking as little as possible about economics — projections, plans, how the future might run — and instead keeping one’s thinking smaller and closer to who you are now, so that you can take joy in life and celebrate what is worth celebrating.