Optimism vs. Fear and Superstition

Quotes and notes #183, May 7

“Human spirit is the ability to face the uncertainty of the future with curiosity and optimism. It is the belief that problems can be solved, differences resolved. It is a type of confidence. And it is fragile. It can be blackened by fear and superstition.”—Bernard Beckett—

To my mind, this is a well stated observation. Look at the idea that curi

Fear and Superstition will set a cloud in front of optimism

Fear and Superstition will set a cloud in front of optimism

osity and optimism help us to face uncertainty but that these qualities may be influenced in a negative way by fear and superstition.

Superstition may be looked at as a traditional and unfounded method for dealing with fear.

And that brings us to dealing with the influence fear as a factor in facing the uncertainty of the future. The solution is to isolate and examine the sources of our fears and to understand them. This will lead to the ability to deal with future unknowns with confidence and optimism.

Share a smile
Everything is going to be all right
John P. Schulz
“Sweetie Drives on Chemo Days.”

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