Nov 22, 2011

Persistent Optimism




Pervasive, persistent optimism is one of those uniquely human traits/flaws - we tend to believe things are better than they really are, or that negative consequences won't befall us, even if they befall others. It stands to reason that people would adjust their expectations when confronted with harsh reality, yet they don't.

7 comments:

  1. ...sometimes such optimism is merely delusion dressed up as hope... if backed with confidence, optimism becomes a truth..!

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  2. Luckily, I'm not afflicted.

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  3. LABEL me delusional. Cup used to be half empty, now it's always full. Take care. HAPPY TURKEY DAY.

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  4. I have people tell me I'm very optimistic, but it's just that, most times, i can see both sides of every situation and can appreciate each for what they say.
    Optimistic? Maybe. But it beats pessimism any day.

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  5. Yep, most of us have our minds made up, don't bother us with reality nor facts!!!!!

    Funny in a way!

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  6. I am quite happy with my pessimism and sarcasm. It never lets me down.

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  7. I've been accused of being a Pollyanna. I guess I can live with that! :)

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