In Between Optimism and Pessimism

by on Sunday, 13 May 2007 Comments
One day there was a contest to see who was the most optimistic and who was the most pessimistic. To everybody’s surprise they turned out to be the same person.

“How can you be both?” someone asked.

“That’s easy. I’m neither. I’m just clever with words and have a fertile imagination. That’s all.”

“Isn’t that deception?”

“Why? In what way? The contest was not about who felt most optimistic or pessimistic. How can you ever objectively measure that? The contest was to see who could express optimism and pessimism in the most convincing way. That is a question of language not reality.”

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