Agricultural Economics Department


Date of this Version

January 2002


Published in Cornhusker Economics, 01/30/2002. Produced by the Cooperative Extension, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nebraska–Lincoln.


Did you ever notice that some people seem to survive well, even after going through many stressful circumstances (bad luck)? While other people have great difficultly keeping it all together when even the slightest change in plans face them? In the course of working with many Nebraska farmers and ranchers over several years, some general observations come to mind concerning changes (adjustments) that people do or do not make in their lives in response to outside forces.