- Posted November 13, 2012 by
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Obama wins re-election: Your reaction
I see a large group of republicans that are more negative than before now that a Democrat will be in office once again. I also see a ton of Democrats that are excited and some wondering why they voted the way they did. Nobody twisted anyone’s arm in this election and you really had mostly candidates that were not exceptional to really anyone. We can point fingers…..blame a political party, but I so choose to have blind optimism. Yeah….I get reality…..just call me and I can tell you my reality all day and my past and you will quickly understand that I embrace pain……adversity…..and mostly blind optimism.
In 2002 a close friend told me my idea to start a company was nothing more than a silly pipe dream. I did the next best thing and ignored is ignorance……I mean arrogance. I went out with my business partner Lee and raised money and we were off to the races. We never killed it, but man were we on are way. We had “blind optimism” and nobody could talk us out of what we were going to embark on. Sure it was a pipe dream……..shouldn’t everyone have a pipe dream they go after? Crap…I think you should have tons of pipe dreams and believe in yourself more than anyone around you.
I have left many voicemails on Mark Cubin’s phone number and he doesn’t return any of my calls. Sometimes I throw in my fake NY accent and still no returned calls. In the end I know he will call me back eventually because of my “blind optimism”. The great thing is I have nothing really to share with him….don’t want his money….and don’t care if we ever speak….. just want to prove to myself that a nutjob like me could do something that would get through to him. I am not sure he cares about the smores business I want to open…kidding. I do have ideas, however his fortune and fame won't be needed for these ideas to succeed. Just a massive dose of "blind optimism":)
In the end there is a ton of “negative” stuff to think about in today’s world, however this is an even larger opportunity to have “blind optimism” more than ever before. Good stuff cascades into good things all over if you think with those silly rose colored glasses. So…..stop being a sour puss and move the country forward……understand realities…..but smile all day….every day….and I assure you the outcome will be better when faced with any reality. I love being American and would rather have "blind optimism" than complain about who is or who is not in office:) I am more upset about the cheap toilet paper most offices have in them....unreal!
By Bradley D. Weisman
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