Friday, February 4, 2011

Optimists think badly, but live well.

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  1. Optimists fight their way hard, too, but live soft and light.

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  2. Double negative leads to a positive? I like the sentiment here, the implication that while things might not always work out to the better, thinking positively gives you such a good outlook that life is better.

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  3. "Optimists think badly, but live well. " nice sentiments & neatly said. I cannot but argree.

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  4. I wasn't sure what to think at first. Perhaps this is refering to being idealistic or over-idealistic. In that way, I believe it's not good to be too idealistic, but honesty and integrity and kindness which usually goes hand-in-hand with idealistic people is a good thing and leads to living well of course. That's my interpretation. Perahps being optimistic or idealistic you are living with a positive attitude, is the thinking badly bit, when things come crashing down because things are not what they expected perhaps?

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  5. erm,. I'm pro about this one..

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  6. Optimism won't change the world.

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  7. This is so true, I wish I could live it more closely. Alas, my negative belief system overpowers me all too often. But think: you have a 50-50 chance of having things turn out well or badly; why not think positive?

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  8. I personally like to choose a realistic approach to what might come my way. I'm not an optimist, or a pessimist. But then again, I also do my best not to label anything that happens good or bad, because it isn't until I give it that value.

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  9. dear marty,

    If youre so clever, how clever can you be, ey? Huh? Ey? Answer me that, why dont you?

    An optician

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  10. Note to anonymous: You're just jealous! Get over yourself!

    Marty, I guess I do live well! Thanks for reminding me. Oh, and thanks for the comment on my post.

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  11. Note to Judie: If you're so smart, how smart can you be, Huh? Ey? Huh? Ey? Answer me that, why don't you?

    Marty, why, O, why does the bird fly so high? Because it has to land somewhere sometime? Answer me that, why can't you?

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  12. I've been told that anybody can write an aphorism, even if it is the only one he ever manages to write. But to do so with some skill, or to write one that has relevance as well, then that takes a bit of practice and understanding. While our "anonymous friend" above seems from his manner to think that the task is a simple one (and no doubt it is for him), the result of excellence in the art, that is, to actually produce a good aphorism and to see it clearly as it is, is like looking at the top of an iceberg: you can see the tip above the waves but you know that the substance of the matter is mostly below the surface, cold as night and twice as deep, and if you come at it square on rather than just giving it a glancing blow, then you should survive the resulting impact. However, if you do anything else, and you simply think that these "little gems of thought", like marty rubin's here, just pop up like goofy catchphrases out of thin air then, more than likely, you and all you are shall sink without trace, as no doubt our "anonymous friend" will do after reading this...

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  13. Reality is a harsh place to live in... optimism is where the mind releases itself to the world. I find your words very true, as an optimist myself i tend to always look through pink coloured glasses yet it has not made my life easy hahahahhaahahh....actually....maybe it has

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