Yike, you must be in your high teens. Let this be a lesson to you about putting your money in the stock market....Yikes!!!!!.
It's a dynamic industry. Materials will be making a comeback. It looks bad now because it's a snapshot of what exists now.
In the near future, all the numbers will change. So don't get stuck on debt like it will never go away. Invest for the future, not just the microscopic present.
Did Buffet also fire that know-it-all young buck who told him to buy IBM(i've been milked) as well?.