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I've prided myself on being an optimist most of my life. But when my husband confronted me yesterday, I wondered.
"Cascade has a new dishwasher soap guaranteed to take out water spots," he said, with a hopeful look in his eye. "We should try it!"
"Right," I said. "You know, what that really means is a new package, a smaller size, and a higher price."
"You're so cynical," he chided. "Where's your faith?"
"I'm a realist," I answered. "I see evidence on the grocery shelves. We're paying more all the time and getting less. New product simply means that change is afoot."
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I, on the other hand, have lived in many different states, traveled widely, and have learned from the "School of Hard Knocks" to be less trusting and less gullible than I used to be. I'm keenly aware of the many pitfalls in the game of life.
As a friend warned me many years ago: "Carol, there is evil in the world. Not everyone is good, trusting, and helpful."
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But "truth and reason" are wonderful teachers. Yes, there is evil in the world, and some people will do anything for sex or money. Do I trust advertisers? A resounding, no! Do I trust anyone to give me advice or truth? No! Do I still give people the benefit of the doubt? Yes, I still do. I am still a "cockeyed optimist" at heart. I still believe that people are essentially good (until they prove me wrong).
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Doggone it, I wish the world were a safer, better place in which to live; but sadly, it's all we've got. So as they say in Florida, "You take care, ya' all!"
|"India Rising -- the Found" 18x24 mixed media |
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