We are not born pessimists. In fact, all children are optimists until we program them differently. Stand outside any amusement park on any given weekend and talk to the families that exit. Kids come out and you ask them, “What did you think of the park?” They gush, “Oh that was so cool!” Now talk to the parents and here is what they say — “Lines are too long”. “Food was overpriced”. “The damn noise and crowds get on my nerves”. So is the amusement park a happy place or a place from hell? The answer is – it is neither. It depends on the meaning we give to it.
Made you think, didn’t it?