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Optimism and Anxiety

My excessive optimism about things was pointed out to me recently. I suppose I am excessively optimistic about many things. I have a generally sunny view of life, and I've always been stoic in that I hate complaining about things. On the other hand I'm constantly day-dreaming really awful things. Like getting my arm cut off, or being run over, getting mugged, shot, peoples heads exploding into tentacles. Doesn't bother me, nothing new. But how does constantly imagining horrible things fit in with always expecting wonderful things to happen? Whatever.

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angelbob
Aug. 31st, 2006 10:19 pm (UTC)
Suggests to me that you have:

1) A very good, very varied imagination

2) A strong bias toward mentioning the good stuff, not the bad.
katharos
Sep. 1st, 2006 07:23 pm (UTC)
Hmm. I think I have a strong bias against mentioning *anything*, unless I think it is funny or snarky. And yah to option 1, maybe next month I'll make it through NaNoWriMo. :-) Hmm. Maybe I'll write a horror story about how babies have been replaced with aliens, and they are making us all really dopey. Hmmm. Must be a Hmmm-y day.
ag5j
Sep. 1st, 2006 01:25 am (UTC)
It's easy to explain

Hope for the best, plan for the worst
bn29
Sep. 1st, 2006 03:31 am (UTC)
Exactly. :)
ag5j
Sep. 1st, 2006 03:34 am (UTC)
I think you'd phrase it as...

Hope for the best, plan for the worst, and carry a really kick ass gun
katharos
Sep. 1st, 2006 06:37 pm (UTC)
And what about your career as an international crayon artist? That's what you+guns = in my head. :-)
ag5j
Sep. 1st, 2006 06:52 pm (UTC)
wow - thats MUCH better than the me+crayon=really fucked up porn

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