Well, in response to my post, "Poisen Preference," some of my optimist friends have weighed in.
maybe pessimism poisons the future as much as it forestalls possible disappointment. personally, as an optimist, if you always think things will look up, you'll always feel happy and hopeful. and when things are down, that's ok, cause you are sure the situation will improve. after all, this too shall pass.
I think it's better to be an optimist. At least that way you're going to pick yourself up when you fall, instead of staying down and waiting to be picked up.
And in response to that, I say:
Hmm..you're all optimists and you tell me it works for you. I'm a pessimist and it doesn't quite work for me. Ok, I'm convinced. I'm going to be an optimist from now on. I'm going to quit cold-turkey.
No more gloom and doom.
Today is going to be great! Tonight is going to be great! Tomorrow will be great!
Great things are going to happen to me!
I'm beautiful and smart and people like me!
Yeah baby, I feel the magic working already! Watch out world, make room for me and my new robust sense of optimism, yeah! (image: Me doing a double-fist pump)
Everytime I start to feel bad, I'm just going to repeat this mantra:
Everything's going to be great!
Stay tuned, dear readers, to find out what havoc these new rose-tinted spectacles shall wreak on my week...
Sorry! No! (Bad optimist! Bad optimist!) What I meant to say is:
Stay tuned and witness how great this new point of view will be for me throughout the week!