Saturday, March 13, 2010

We view with alarm; therefore, we are important.

We state our scary views, and some people who believe us look at us and cower at the same time. They are not exactly cowering at us, but it's close enough to give us a despotic thrill.

Some organized sports have records that go back decades, sometimes more than a century, of who won and who lost. Viewing with alarm is an unorganized sport. Detailed, objective records are not kept of the accuracy of the forebodings of pessimists, either individually or as a group.

You might as well check with your smart heart and your sense of fun, and do what you generously want to do.