What does our country have to do to continue to produce large amounts of gold. We have to mine. That's really the only way to elevate the rate of gold production.
It's just like anything else in life. Any type of desire must be satiated by some sort of action.
If you want to make more money, you are going to have to work harder/more/better.
If you are hungry, you must eat.
If you are thirsty, you must drink.
There aren't too many shortcuts available in life. Every decision we make leads us toward another set of decisions that subsequently takes us through a full circle of repetition. Over and over again, we're faced with a conundrum that require creativity, tenacity, or sometimes even carelessness.
It's when we're most careless that our circle of actions start to get off the tracks. One poor decision (or the lack of any decision at all) leads to an even more uncomfortable situation that could dig us even deeper into the ground.
Like our lives, writing this post has exemplified the theme that I am trying to explain. I started writing about mining for gold and I will finish up talking about digging yourself into the ground.