Optimism

12 Aug

This is one of the most interesting and scantily found quality for many people. An excellent and mind blowing illustration for being optimistic is of course given by G K Chesterton and can be found from here. It is titled “On running after one’s hat”. Thanks for my Standard XII English teacher for letting me enjoy the entire length of the passage. I wrote about it in the board exam and good marks. But, that is another story.   “An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.”  No words to describe the genius behind the man. You really got to read the story from the link, he gives rather hilarious and exciting solutions to our daily domestic worries. If only we take life the easy way, most of our fellows would become happier. My favorite quote from the text is, “Wine is good with everything except water, and on a similar principle, water is good with everything except wine.”

2 Responses to “Optimism”

  1. D.Mahesh Kumar August 12, 2010 at 11:27 am #

    I read a story regarding optimism

    there was a famous pop singer & he once traveled to some outskirts of Africa

    when he finishes his program he got a huge payment

    then he reached his hotel & was packing his things to fly back, he saw a women around 35 yrs of age just outside his room with tore clothes & lot of sorrow in her face & she was starring at his room

    he just stepped out & went near the lady & asked her who is she & why she is starring at his room

    the lady said that she has a child suffering from brain tumor & doctor had advised for a major operation & if the same is not performed within a week the baby will pass away

    the singer was really moved by the situation & he gave all the money he just got & he went to his room, then he realized he does not have even a penny left to go back to his place

    he went & requested the organizer for some funds & he promised he will perform a show for free if he helps

    the organizer happily gave him some funds & he left

    after 6 months he again came to same place to keep up his word

    the same room attendant came to him & said, I was told you were talking to the street lady when you visited last time, the singer told yes & gave him a brief about what happened

    the room boy started smiling & stated that the lady is an orphan & she does not have any baby, she normally tells same story to outsiders & gain their sympathy & get some money from them

    the story stops here & a question is asked

    if you were the singer, in this situation how you will react?

    the reaction of the singer

    he has very happy & he said the room boy ” I am very happy & glad to hear that the lady does not have a dieing child ” he was really happy & tipped the room boy heavily

    this is the height of OPTIMISM

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