please empty your brain below

Go on and tell us DG - what's happened?

allow me to refer you ...

Always expect the absolute worst that can happen. That way, if it doesnt, you have a warm glow of happiness that things were better than you expected, and if it DOES happen, well it was only what you were expecting. Be suffused with joy on going home to find the house still standing, on returning to your parked to car to find it is still there, with ALL its wheels and the aerial ...

Rather philisophical, DG...

I'm with Marc and Debster on this. It's better to be a delighted pessismist than a disappointed optimist. Or something.

Disagree with BW completely, and to some extent with your tone DG which comes across as "it could have been worse". But that's me; as an optimist disappointed in situations like that; I move on. When I've tried being a delighted pessimist I get that feeling of just sitting back and waiting for the good news to arrive; and it very rarely does. Anyways, today's article sounds biographical so all the best to you DG.

Trouble at work?

I used to be of the 'relieved pessimist' school rather than the 'disappointed optimist' one but recently I've realised that time spent anticipating the worst is almost as unpleasant as actually experiencing it. Unless there's something you can do to avert it (which is what anticipate really means, to be pedantic) best just to assume things will turn out to be somewhere in the middle.

Oh dear - have you had bad news or was this just a post to provoke thought?

The trouble with 'relieved pessimist' is they end up bringing everyone else down with them. Then all are suffering the anticipation.

Anything to do with the "mitigating risk" presentation?

"It's better to be a delighted pessismist than a disappointed optimist."
I've never managed to be disappointed at now winning a competition or contest this way.

Never mind - things could be worse.

And they probably will get that way.

Some great advice here...thanks for sharing.

Don't panic Mr Mannering...
Come on you lot you know DG won't tell us if it is biographical or just because this is today's blog.

There's nothing good or bad but thinking makes it so.

To come back to those of you who've disagreed with me - there are *always* things you can to do mitigate potential problems in all situations. Even if it's only to prepare yourself psychologically for all the possible eventualities.

Looking around me at people who'd say they have problems, they have one thing in common - they never think things through, so they don't have lots of alternative ways of dealing with possible scenarios instantly available.

Quick thinking/the ability to see beyond what is starting you in the face is a great asset, that is much sought after, that few people possess - because they don't pre-plan.

Far from "bringing everyone else down", I find that my skills are much sought after in all sorts of situations...

So, where does the Daily Mail fit in all this?

Get out of my brain...

Seriously DG its scary how sometimes your blog mirrors thoughts I've been having - I've been mulling over some news this morning - then I log on to find this post that's actually been very helpful!

Some sound thinking there, DG. I think we can probably hazard a rough guess as to what's motivated this post (especially in the light of certain other recent-ish posts). If the guess is correct, then my most optimistic thoughts are with you!

My favourite is: 'Things are never so bad or so good as they appear.'

I do hope this didn't arise from anything major, but if it did, how about:

Thanks for this post. V helpful in light of my day.

I just hope this is mere ponderings from you rather than a reflection on something that has happened.

Things are rarely as bad as they first appear.

Thanks for the up-date DG - positive thoughts are being sent your way.

You're work isn't relocating to Slough is it? If so, then you're right: it's not at all that bad really.

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