pessimistic optimist…

pessimistic optimist

This is a repost of today’s bob the squirrel comic. I’ll admit, it wasn’t one of my best days on the line.  The mood of today’s panels are decidedly much more pessimistic than the usual.  A lot of different factors can contribute to this sum total bummer.  I’m just going to look at one.

The weather.  Yeah, I know.  It’s an easy cop-out to blame one’s lack of cheerful glee on the temperature or the number of dark clouds in the sky.  Just because it’s easy doesn’t make it any less true.  Do I like snow?  Nope.  Do I like cold?  Depends.  Do those two things together make me want to hibernate like Yogi?  Yup.

It’s impossible to be cheerful all the darn time.  It just is.  Even mighty rivers tend to ebb and flow with the seasons.  Personalities need to do the same too.  The ebbs allow you to think. The flows make you go.

So, I’m a pessimistic squirrel right now.  By my very nature (and Frank is a big contributor to this feeling) I just EXPECT bad things to happen to me.  If they don’t, then it’s a good day… if they do, well, I kinda expected it so the hit doesn’t hurt that bad.  It’s a defense that I need.  If I didn’t have that, would you really want to read the strip everyday?

I tried being an optimist once.  It gave me one knockout of a headache.

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