Are the tales about a Goldilocks economy and the worries about recession conflicting narratives?

I would argue that it makes sense to talk about a Goldilocks economy yet still worry about the longer-term downside risk of recession. These are conflicting narratives, yes. But they don't have to be. Let me explain how I think about them below
The superlatives of Goldilocks
First, take a look at this brief list of superlatives about the US economy I just pulled together:

GDPNow for the last quarter shows a whopping inflation-adjusted anticipated growth of 4.5%.
Real GDP growth is due to hit ...

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