Back in the early 1980's... literally NOBODY wanted US$'s... then it changed and everyone WANTED US$'s. When one takes the short term view... they miss the longer term facts. Those longer term facts are really a better picture (bigger picture), and one learns more from them. Example:
One 'could' say their life was toast because they lost a job... however in a few weeks they find another one... and life goes on. Many a time, the new job is better.
We really should learn to apply this long term view to politics and the economy.