Sunday, June 26, 2011
Hope is a wonderful thing.
Recently I read...."In reality, hope is the worst of all evils, because it prolongs man's torments." ~Friedrich Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human, 1878
HOW WRONG!!!!!!! NO! NO! NO!
Being hopeful changes things!
I was listening to my XM radio yesterday and a program was on that I found facinating about optimism. The author being interviewed was highly intelligent and spoke clearly and understandably... always good for me. She wrote a book called Optimism Bias that sparked my interest. I don't even know if it's a good book yet, but I will be looking into it first chance I get because it has already changed my perspective.
“The science of optimism, once scorned as an intellectually suspect province of pep rallies and smiley faces, is opening a new window on the workings of human consciousness. What it shows could fuel a revolution in psychology, as the field comes to grips with accumulating evidence that our brains aren’t just stamped by the past. They are constantly being shaped by the future.” ~ Tali Sharot
She made the comment that realism isn't always very good for our health!
I am not one to deny what is and live in a fairy-tale world, but I do know that being positive is very important... Oh, how I have struggled with it lately.
But today. TODAY my hope is renewed!
And today began with good news for a change... Thanking GOD for that!