Many a confusion could be demystified if we learnt to communicate better. Marriages could be safer, wars could be averted, the Minister of Finance might be heard to say he was abolishing taxes, and the All Blacks might start winning again! … [To read more, click on title]
There is cause for hope in the direst of times. … [To read more, click on title]
If pessimism can and should be challenged, is optimism the antidote? Yes … and no. Stating the obvious, it’s a high bar to expect someone of pessimistic disposition just to change up. … And, perversely, a pessimist is likely to feel pretty pessimistic about his/her chances of attaining optimism!
Naïve optimism, pollyannarism, can be damaging too.
It’s hard not to be impressed by Volodymyr Zelensky’s optimism. Or Ukraine’s generally. They face such odds … and yet he – and his people seem infected by it – continues to broadcast hope and confidence and optimism. For him it’s when Ukraine prevails, not if it does … [To read more, click on title]