At heart, I am a pessimistic optimist or an optimistic pessimist, and I continuously work on being more positive and upbeat. It is much easier for me to believe the best when it comes to other people than it is to believe in myself, and today, I found myself in a familiar role as a supportive friend. I listened as a friend detailed some of the stressors that he currently is facing, and I offered my own impassioned peppy perspective and waited for his change of attitude.
Irregardless of the heaping dose of positivity I dispensed, my friend wasn’t buying it completely and responded, “Yes, I know that I have a house, a job, blah, blah, blah, and all of this other positive bullshit . . .” His no-nonsense comment made both of us laugh, though, so, perhaps, being negative really isn’t completely bad after all.
Categories: Irregardless . . .