An epiphany hit me the other day, I was hired to be an eternal optimist. Really… No I am serious! It’s deceptive really because no where in the Job heading or description does it say the word optimism or even allude to the need to be forever positive, however after doing the job for a while I am convinced it should be there, spelled out clearly, that come hell or high water, the glass is always supposed to be full.
I guess I can understand why it doesn’t say that clearly, because the job would be a little hard to fill. Enter example below:
I present to you one John Doe. John has the equivalent of a fourth grade education, no communication skills and becomes anxious in crowds. John wants to be president, now go get him that job.
Eternal optimist says: Absolutely, shouldn’t be a problem at all, give me a week! First we will start a massive campaign to shift social opinion in order to promote John’s particular skills sets as the answer for all that besets our society, next we will cultivate a team of highly qualified and motivated advisors and support staff in order to facilitate the radical changes to be made to solve all our issues. Finally, we will attack any and all adversaries, that their counter points to our proposals are motivated by prejudice against someone who doesn’t share their viewpoint and or social upbringing, education, race, creed, origin, or religious beliefs.
Somewhere along the line I must have lost my mind, if you are out and about and slip on some loose marbles will you send me an e-mail. I will work out the details on how to return them to my empty head.