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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 08:15 PM
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So someone explain this whole 'optimism' thing...
Because right now I really don't get it...
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LostInAnomie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 08:19 PM
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1. It's a practice in self-delusion.
Pessimists are never disappointed.
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 08:20 PM
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2. That's what I've found, in the end...
And yes it sucks to be right
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KG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 08:21 PM
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3. +infinity. best definition i've ever read!
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 08:33 PM
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4. It's about keeping myself sane.
:hi:
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 08:36 PM
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5. But what if it doesn't logically work that way?
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 08:41 PM
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6. In the very long term things get better.
I know the notion of "Progress" is not kosher in many circles anymore, but I hold on to it. Whatever the setbacks in the short term in the long term things improve.
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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 09:45 PM
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10. Yes, thank you.
I tend to be overly, unrealistically pessimistic in my thoughts. I also have a tendency to be Depressed. Sometimes I have to make an effort to be more realistic, (in my case more optimistic). :)
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stray cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 08:43 PM
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7. DU isn't really a reality based site
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 05:58 PM
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8. REALITY is not a reality based site...
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Capn Sunshine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 07:04 PM
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9. .....
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