Re: Dynamic Optimism

Hara Ra (
Sun, 22 Dec 1996 06:15:06 -0800

David D. wrote:

> BTW - Isn't dynamic optimism only a bone thrown to the starving dogs? It
> seems to be that the dynamically optimistic are often poor and the
> wealthy are never dynamically optimistic...

I recall a quote, "Freedom is when you got nothing to lose". When I had
nothing, there was no cost to optimism because almost any change could
lead to more. When I had something, there's a tendency to become
focussed on keeping what I have, and changes usually lead to having
less. However some of the wealthy are intelligent enough to be
dynamically optimistic. Here's a proposed formula:

DO = IQ/$$

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