Being Optimistic

The limits of the mind are often mistaken to be the limits of the world.

-Immanuel Kant, submitted by Amy S., New Berlin WI

Sometimes things don’t go, after all,
from bad to worse.
Some years, muscadel faces down frost;
green thrives; the crops don’t fail.
Sometimes a man aims high, and all goes well.
A people sometimes will step back from war,
elect an honest man, decide they care enough,
that they can’t leave some stranger poor.
Some men become what they were born for.
Sometimes our best intentions do not go amiss;
sometimes we do as we meant to.
The sun will sometimes melt a field of sorrow
that seemed hard frozen;
may it happen for you.

-Sheenagh Pugh, submitted by Andrea P., St. Paul MN

I saw 10,000 BC last night and I liked it. I liked the message of hope, of unity, and possibility if we really believe we can. The question I came out with was “What kind of person are you? How big is your circle?”


5 responses to “Being Optimistic

  1. I will always believe humans will survive… we have become the planets’ best survivalists, up there with cockroaches, crows and other vermin. Omivores will always do better, as we aren’t picky about food sources… I hope it never comes to this….

  2. You always have such uplifting and “food for thought” quotes. Thank you so much!

  3. Good quote!I also saw 10,000 BC. I usually try to ignore historical inaccuracies (its all in good fun) I thought it was a decent DVD/popcorn movie. The Mammoths were cool – I’m hoping science can bring them back someday!

  4. I have to go see that movie.

  5. Me llama la atención esta peli, pero dime una cosa es verdad que se parece mucho a Apocalypto?gracias por recomendarla!:)

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