"Finance isn't as unstable as you think"

One year and 6 months ago I had an interview with Barclays Capital for an internship in Tokyo, Japan.

At the time, I had mentioned that work in the finance sector interested me because of market forces, how they worked, and how easy it is for companies to fail at the drop of a hat thanks to rumors and investor confidence.
His response to me saying that was "Finance isn't as unstable as you think".

Tell that to Lehman Brothers, Bear Stearns, Merril Lynch, AIG and the others who will soon follow.