a funny little insight
Friday September 29th 2006, 6:55 pm
Filed under: personal, thinking...

i’ve always been a ridiculous optimist. really. i almost always think things will work out, that the future is bright, and that good and right and truth will prevail.

but today i was feeling really pessimistic about a meeting. i told someone, “i don’t think i can hope for a win in this; just less of a lose.” but the result was better than i expected. and i realized that when one is pessimistic, they get to experience results that are better than they expected. ha. maybe that’s why you pessimists do what you do, because you like having better-than-you-expected experiences!

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Is this sort of like “keep your expextations low so you will never be dissapointed”

Nice. I can understand.

Comment by 09.29.06 @ 8:14 pm

just like “I didn’t expext to spel everything correktly in that last comment.

Comment by 09.29.06 @ 8:15 pm

maybe what you are saying is only an optimist can see the good side of being pessimistic.

Comment by riddle 09.30.06 @ 10:39 am

I’m a pretty diehard optimist myself, but meetings can be a bit of a drag. I get frustrated sometimes at the lack of progress that is made.

Comment by David Mackey 09.30.06 @ 11:39 am

I’m an optimist, and that is why I don’t go to meetings!

Comment by Scot McKnight 09.30.06 @ 3:28 pm

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