Optimistic Pessimist

Taking this Optimism/Pessimism test, I guessed what my classification would be: Quite A Pessimist This quiz’s creator attributes positive optimism to “external thinking” and negative pessimism to “internal thinking”, and the reading on these was most interesting.  I’m really going to try to monitor my thoughts more as they occur in the next while, and …

Girl Power, or, Kathleen Wynne For The Win

My sort of go-to guy/weblogger for “politics”, CalgaryGrit, rooted for Gerard Kennedy as Ontario’s new Premier-designate, and I liked his arguments. Still, I was happy to read that Kathleen Wynne won the race yesterday. 80% of Canadians now live under a female Premier, a new local record, and pretty cool achievement. I’ve been keen all …

Ray Bradbury on OPTIMAL BEHAVIOR

INTERVIEWER: How important has your sense of optimism been to your career? BRADBURY: I don’t believe in optimism. I believe in optimal behavior. That’s a different thing. If you behave every day of your life to the top of your genetics, what can you do? Test it. Find out. You don’t know—you haven’t done it …