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I’d like your help. I only started this blog in mid-August and already I’ve had some great responses.

My aim is to keep writing and putting out ideas. Most have been inspired by people I’ve met and others who – like many of you who follow this blog – I’m in touch with but don’t know personally. So far I’ve been posting daily, but I want to make sure I get the right rhythm to suit you.

So here’s the question I’d like help with:

Thanks for your input, I’ll post the results soon.

I’ll be asking questions like this from time to time, all aimed at keeping this stuff relevant and interesting for you.

 

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I’m Wrong About Most Things, At Some Point

We shroud ourselves in beliefs that help us feel secure. One of these is that things tomorrow will be the same as they were yesterday. But the idea that things don’t change is a delusion, that is all.

Nothing wrong with that, but it is best to recognise it, and to keep an open mind about what will happen next. The greater our need to keep things the way they are, the greater the risk of disappointment and even neurosis.

Trying to control the uncontrollable is unpleasant for us, and those around us.

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Selective Optimism for Pessimists

There are advantages to optimism that are worth considering, but some people are put off because they don’t want to be disloyal to negativity.

Optimism and pessimism are generally seen as opposites, but that doesn’t mean they are mutually exclusive; learning optimism does not mean abandoning negativity. If that is what turns you on, stick with it.

If you tend towards a pessimistic outlook, how about learning selective optimism? That way you can get the benefits and still be true to your negativity.

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