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Rockholm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-30-09 06:56 AM
Response to Reply #62
66. Yep. I'm good with my life.
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  -Are you optimistic about the future? mix  Oct-27-09 07:25 PM   #0 
  - As socially unacceptable as it is, yes. (nt)  Posteritatis   Oct-27-09 07:26 PM   #1 
  - Jeez Louise . .. one in every crowd, I guess . . .  hatrack   Oct-27-09 07:27 PM   #3 
  - Make that two.  jgraz   Oct-27-09 07:37 PM   #17 
  - Why is it "socially unacceptable" to be optimistic? nt  mix   Oct-27-09 07:41 PM   #20 
     - Just look around this site; despair and cynicism are practically virtues. (nt)  Posteritatis   Oct-27-09 08:27 PM   #28 
        - But if many feel that way, isn't that significant?  mix   Oct-27-09 08:32 PM   #31 
           - Reflexive, automatic pessimism? Yes, I think it is  Posteritatis   Oct-27-09 08:39 PM   #35 
  - Yes n/t  tammywammy   Oct-27-09 07:27 PM   #2 
  - "The future isn't what it used to be"  The_Casual_Observer   Oct-27-09 07:28 PM   #4 
  - .  mix   Oct-28-09 05:19 PM   #58 
  - The short-term outlook, IMO, is very, very dire......  marmar   Oct-27-09 07:28 PM   #5 
  - No, I'm pessimistic as long as Americans will not accept the fact that Barack Obama is the duly  Bobbieo   Oct-27-09 07:32 PM   #9 
  - That is the least of our problems  jgraz   Oct-27-09 07:36 PM   #14 
  - I truly hope so, but... the bond between politicians, corporations, lobbyists, ...  RKP5637   Oct-27-09 07:41 PM   #19 
  - I am pessimistic about "a new economy" emerging.  mix   Oct-28-09 05:28 PM   #60 
  - We humans are crapping the nest.  cliffordu   Oct-27-09 07:29 PM   #6 
  - Depends on what day you reach me. Things sure ain't consistent these days.  Pyrzqxgl   Oct-27-09 07:29 PM   #7 
  - Yes. Despite all our problems, things are a helluva lot better than they were 500 years ago.  Warren DeMontague   Oct-27-09 07:31 PM   #8 
  - So you're optimistic about the present  jgraz   Oct-27-09 07:33 PM   #11 
  - And, I'm optimistic about the future.  Warren DeMontague   Oct-27-09 07:37 PM   #16 
     - I think it's even money as to whether humans make it past 2050.  jgraz   Oct-27-09 07:45 PM   #23 
        - Well, if we're both around in 41 years  Warren DeMontague   Oct-27-09 08:44 PM   #37 
  - so correct!  Sheepshank   Oct-28-09 05:07 PM   #56 
     - I think the average lifespan was about 30, back then.  Warren DeMontague   Oct-28-09 05:20 PM   #59 
        - Not not mention  Sheepshank   Oct-29-09 09:43 AM   #65 
  - Wouldn't it be funny if a giant asteroid smashed into the Earth...  Silent3   Oct-27-09 07:33 PM   #10 
  - It would be funnier if the LHC produced a planet-eating black hole  jgraz   Oct-27-09 07:34 PM   #12 
  - There must be satellites to warn us of that, surely. nt  mix   Oct-27-09 07:35 PM   #13 
     - I'm pretty sure B*sh cut the funding for that  jgraz   Oct-27-09 07:37 PM   #18 
     - Especially given the fact that we haven't done a thorough search...  Silent3   Oct-27-09 07:48 PM   #24 
        - Couldn't we destroy it with a laser or nuclear weapon(s)? nt  mix   Oct-27-09 07:50 PM   #25 
        - Not that easy.  Silent3   Oct-27-09 08:37 PM   #34 
           - Given enough warning that scratch would be fine  Posteritatis   Oct-27-09 08:40 PM   #36 
              - Yes, and as I was explaining...  Silent3   Oct-27-09 08:52 PM   #38 
                 - In that case I agree entirely  Posteritatis   Oct-27-09 09:07 PM   # 
        - One nearly smacked Indonesia two weeks ago  Posteritatis   Oct-27-09 08:29 PM   #29 
  - Yes  HughMoran   Oct-27-09 07:36 PM   #15 
  - There are many futures  DireStrike   Oct-27-09 07:41 PM   #21 
  - Was once.  FiveGoodMen   Oct-27-09 07:43 PM   #22 
  - Indifferent  The2ndWheel   Oct-27-09 07:59 PM   #26 
  - I try to be optimistic.  StreetKnowledge   Oct-27-09 08:12 PM   #27 
  - An optimist can be caught off-guard by the bad things. A pessimist only has good surprises.  AlienGirl   Oct-28-09 01:21 PM   #48 
  - No. I can't afford to be. And neither can any of you.  mmonk   Oct-27-09 08:31 PM   #30 
  - Yes I am very optimistic, because I am in it for revenge  slackmaster   Oct-27-09 08:34 PM   #32 
  - I am always optimistic  Generic Brad   Oct-27-09 08:37 PM   #33 
  - I like your response Generic Brad  liberal_at_heart   Oct-27-09 09:17 PM   #42 
  - This is an insufficiently common perspective. (nt)  Posteritatis   Oct-27-09 09:21 PM   #43 
  - Exactly  HughMoran   Oct-27-09 09:25 PM   #44 
  - Are you optimistic, though, even at the macro/planetary-level? nt  mix   Oct-28-09 05:12 PM   #57 
  - Fuck No...this illusion is over....The rich cocksuckers won !  RagAss   Oct-27-09 08:54 PM   #39 
  - definitely both optimistic and pessimistic  liberal_at_heart   Oct-27-09 09:06 PM   #40 
  - hopeful  barbtries   Oct-27-09 09:07 PM   #41 
  - The future will be just like now, only a little bit worse...  AlienGirl   Oct-28-09 01:54 AM   #45 
  - that sounds pessimistic...  mix   Oct-28-09 11:40 AM   #46 
     - I'm bearish on humanity: it's not going places  AlienGirl   Oct-28-09 01:20 PM   #47 
  - I'm torn.  MyshkinCommaPrince   Oct-28-09 01:37 PM   #49 
  - So far  ismnotwasm   Oct-28-09 01:39 PM   #50 
  - I try to maintain detachment from the past and the future.  tekisui   Oct-28-09 01:39 PM   #51 
  - yes, and i'll continue to skew the chicken littles as historically myopic  paulsby   Oct-28-09 02:30 PM   #52 
  - It's a mixture with me, all depending on what choices; the critical number of people make.  Uncle Joe   Oct-28-09 02:36 PM   #53 
  - If the right choices are made, then we might make it?  mix   Oct-28-09 04:19 PM   #54 
     - Yes with the keywords being "critical number" of people.  Uncle Joe   Oct-28-09 04:40 PM   #55 
  - Absolutely!  Rockholm   Oct-28-09 05:31 PM   #61 
  - In both your personal and planetary life, you are optimistic? nt  mix   Oct-28-09 05:33 PM   #62 
     - Yep. I'm good with my life.  Rockholm   Oct-30-09 06:56 AM   #66 
  - What future?  mitchum   Oct-28-09 05:35 PM   #63 
     - We have more future now than seemed likely in the 1980s,  mix   Oct-28-09 05:42 PM   #64 
 

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