Saturday, March 07, 2009
Hope is a funny thing. Research has shown that pessimistic people may have a more accurate view of their chances, but that the mild delusion involved in optimism is better for mental health. Pessimism is also linked to to self handicapping or self sabatogue, which give a person an out in case of failer. Like the saying goes "whether you believe you can or believe you can not you are correct!" I used to have a sign that said, "success comes in cans not cant's." Su se puede! was the rally cry for immigrant worker who strived to attain better working conditions and wages. Now YES WE CAN has produced a change in the political make up of the United States. While there is something powerful and synergistic about the words US and WE, today though not alone, I am starting with an I Can.