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Cynical of Blind Optimism

20 Aug

What kind of person does this make me?  I’m not sure, but I don’t really trust the intentions of relentlessly cheery people.  I figure:

A)  They’re too stupid to “get it.”  Maybe ignorance is bliss is a cliche’ true to life. . .

B) They are only superficially involved in whatever they’re optimistic about so they actually do not know the pitfalls.

C) They are phonies.  Pretending to be perfect or fake or wanting other people to think they’re so. . .  Zen(?) for being happy all the time.

No one is happy all the time, and nothing is without a negative side.  Instead of blind optimism I prefer an acknowledgement of hard times, struggles, or negative feelings.  I don’t think it makes you a lessor person or more cynical or whatever.  I just think it means you understand the situation fully, are more than superficially involved, and honest and realistic.