In a message dated 10/11/00 7:50:53 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
>3. PRACTICAL Optimism - Fueling action with positive expectations. Adopting
>action-based optimism, IN PLACE OF both blind faith and stagnant pessimism.
>(WHAT HAS COME OVER
>THE EXTROPIAN COMMUNITY, TO REPLACE THE WORD "DYNAMIC" WITH THE WORD
Many people objected to "dynamic optimism" because it conveyed a Pollyannish
kind of thinking. The term makes me think of sales-types (in the companies
I worked for) who always thought the great solution to all our trouble lay
the next corner and were always racing to get there. Since they never
to check whether their super-duper fixes would do any good, the fixes never
Very dynamic, very optimistic, and very useless.
I generally like the new principles. 2.5 was pretty zippy, but I often
"woo - would I really mean *THAT*?" The new set feels very solid, although
I concede a shorter one would be nice for rhetorical purposes.
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