I just want to do a big SHOUT-OUT to those 150 or so readers still checking into my site daily even though my posting rate has plummeted over the last two to three months. December 16 was when I did my last posting—that was five days ago!
Sadly I cannot see who you are but believe me it is a pick up to check my site statistics, even though I am not posting much at all, and see those 150 or so uniques clocking up every day.
I have been pretty down in the dumps for a little while now but I am going to try and claw myself out of the hole I seemed to have fallen into. Falling into a darkish hole is always a risk for us realists. Interestingly, and I have done quite a bit of research on depression, contrary to what one might think at first optimists are the most susceptible to bouts of depression, followed by realists. The least likely people to experience extended bouts of depression are pessimists.
While on the subject of optimists, pessimists, and realists the estimated ratio of the world population is that 60 percent are optimists, 30 percent are pessimists, and only 10 percent are realists.
I could go into a few of the jokes about how you can tell each of these character types apart like an optimist says the glass if half full, the pessimist says the glass if half empty, and the realist says “I think this glass has piss in it”; but I will resist.
However I will quote the William A. Ward definition which is based around sailing: “The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects the wind to change. The realist adjusts the sails”.
Thanks again to all those readers still hitting my site.