Saturday, February 17, 2007

Maybe you've got the right idea. If you start out depressed, everything is kind of a pleasant surprise.

Sitting around a campfire last night with my Los Guys I came upon the following thought. I tried it out on them and it was received favorably, for the most part. There was, of course, a hater in the house, but I think I'm on to something. Am I wrong?
"Only the pessimist can be pleasantly surprised."

If you like it, feel free to use it. Like my preaching professor Timothy Warren once said, "If my bullet fits your gun, man, shoot it."

Some corroborating cogitation:
"The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised. " - George F. Will


At 17 February, 2007 16:37, Blogger Lance said...

I'm still chewing on it. Give me some time.

At 17 February, 2007 16:37, Blogger Lance said...

I'm still chewing on this. I'll need some more time.

At 17 February, 2007 16:51, Blogger Rev. said...

This post is a pleasant surprise.
- Rev.

P.S. (Nice mini-Aggie bonfire there).

At 17 February, 2007 16:55, Blogger Rev. said...

Why can't you be in a good mood? How hard is it to decide to be in a good mood and be in a good mood once in a while?

At 17 February, 2007 17:17, Blogger GUNNY said...

Did this sound too much like an apologetic for my chronic pessimism?

; )

Too thinly veiled, I guess.

At 17 February, 2007 17:45, Blogger Lance said...

Would it work to say, "only an optimist can be unpleasantly surprised"?

At 18 February, 2007 02:46, Blogger M. Jay Bennett said...

I always like bullets from THE Gun.


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