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Subject: Re: What I believe... Heinlein Variation Date: 4/17/2001 3:07 PM
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TJ-Thanks for the Heinlein post. It is a breath of fresh air.

One thing that I liked about it was its optimistic outlook on facing the future. It reminds me that as I read the posts and smile or frown at their content, that the opinions that are held by most people are based on their desires to better themselves, their families, and society in general.

Nowadays the "creativity consultants" preach *thinking outside the box*. Whatever that means. One thing I have learned over the years is that a person who problem-solves with a cynical outlook has built themselves such a big box that their ability to think outside of it is next to impossible. I'll take a 1000 optimistic people with points of view that are 180 degrees different than my own to problem-solve with, than a halve dozen cynics with similar views to mine. In the long run the rational optimists will build the better world.

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