When the recession started and gloom and doom were predicted, many people committed suicide even before they lost their jobs. Fear can cripple many people and make them do things that they would not do under normal circumstances. Others have been able to survive and go through the recession and come out on top successfully. Some who have lost their jobs have started businesses, which are now thriving. Recession can, therefore, affect those who allow it to take control of their lives. On the other hand, when people are determined to be successful, no recession can stop them from achieving their goals in life.