Greece is a deadbeat nation, Puerto Rico is a party that lives beyond its means, but last year war-torn Ukraine made more interest payments to its lenders than it spent trying to defend itself against Russia.
Embrace your scars. When you have something to offer you'll be sought. The person who wants something least holds the stronger position. Living the dream is never giving in to adversity -- hold ground, then bounce back.
Suggestions have been made about how to deal with the excessive level of debt. Perhaps it is time to question whether the best policy would be to attempt to manage the debt more effectively to alleviate the pressure it puts on the economy.