Careful, this is a rant.
I hate optimists. By this I mean people that say stupid things that they haven’t bothered to validate with any real information other than their own feelings or anecdotes and then bow out of the debate by saying, “Well, I’m an optimist.”
The implication of course is that I am unnecessarily negative.
Haven’t these people heard of blissful ignorance? Because that’s what it is. Ignorance. It’s not taking the time and effort to really assess reality, question what’s going on, and think of solutions to make it better.
What happened to critical thinking and problem solving?
What has ever been made better by simply pleading optimism.
Yes, global warming, war, aids–it’ll all disappear if we just try really really hard…in our hearts. I’m an optimist.
disclaimer. I am at work later than I should be. And I’ve had my second run-in with the so-called optimist.