I see the FTSE is rising close to the 5000 mark once again.. I have to say i’m slightly concerned about things once again.. There has seemed to be this quiet and abrupt bit of growth again, which now people are reflecting on saying we are dragging ourselves out of the recession. What was once being reported as a deep, hard recession with recovery so far off it seemed impossible, to the opposite. My main concerns are that petrol / diesel is rising, upto around 106-107p where i live.. So naturally electricity / gas are going to either go up or stagnate where it is aswell. With the growth happening, how long is it until we start going near 130-140p again for diesel / petrol and everyone is struggling to pay their commuting costs, or goods going up in price due to increase shipping costs. I firmly believe that the last time it hit those heights it played a huge part in the global downturn. I mean i know how hard it hit me financially, 30-40 miles to work in the car. Diesel costs alone per month were astronomical. It’s not so much going to affect me, as now i live 1-2 miles from work.. Business i work for is busy and has seen growth in sales / projects. Also with a parent company who was posting growth and continuing to expand throughout the recession, but I’m concerned for allot of my friends. They seem to be riding high with enthusiasm, either thinking that their jobs (that were previously in jeopardy) are now going to be safe.. Or the unemployed think it’s a matter of time until the job market sees rejuvenation. I feel like this new found optimism is going to lead to second big dip in the FTSE, with a whole new round of companies previously hanging on being hit far too early on with rising running costs. Before they have opportunity to recover somewhat from what has been a terrible year. I’m also beginning to question whether we can even reach stability again. Although i never experienced the last recession in the same way i have now, i can’t help but think this wasn’t just a global financial crisis.. That so many different factors contributed to it.. And that with the obvious problems we have with food supply, oil supply and other essentials.. That we have as a people, created a way of living and surviving that will eventually lead to a unsustainable and almost cataclysmic breakdown of society. It may sound a pessimistic and farfetched, and many may think it is far off that kind of reality.. But i’m inclined to think that within the next 5-10 years we’ll be in the thick of it. Anyone got any opinions.. Am i wrong.. Should we all be cracking out the bubbly?