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Have You Outgrown It?

May 20, 2017

She regularly took him to the zoo after she and his father had fought.

This time they were sitting on a bench, looking at a tiger.

She asked him what he thought the tiger would do if it escaped.

He smiled at her and said the tiger would run away and chase squirrels.

“Oh, so you’re an Optimist,” she said.

“What’s an Optimist?” he asked his mom.

Looking away, she answered, “Something most people grow out of.”

That’s a scene from season 2 of the Wachowskis’ current Netflix series.

How would you answer his question, “What’s an Optimist?”

Is it really just “Something most people grow out of” or is there another answer?

Looking forward to hearing from you, and I’ll see you back here tomorrow.

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One Comment
  1. Or, perhaps they grew up in a home where the proverbial glass was never half full, but always half empty.

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