Thursday, December 29, 2011
Week 52--Be Optimistic--Thursday (Wee Early) Morning
Optimism is like bicarbonate-loading before a sprint...excuse me? Bicarbonates (think Tums) diffuse and buffer against the buildup of lactic acid (bi product of anaerobic metabolism). I see optimism as a buffer against the bullsh** of life. I read an article this year which basically said that the defining characteristic of optimists is that they aren't always positive, but that they don't stay negative for too long. Essentially--keep moving, keep doing, keep trying and don't roll in the muck and mire of your own pessimism for too long.
"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles; it empties today of its strength."
I grew up watching "old movies." Here's a good one on optimism from South Pacific: I'm just a "cockeyed optimist."