Wednesday, August 20, 2008

I live in La La Land

So, someone just told me that some people think I live in La La Land. I'm wondering if that is a good thing or a bad thing. I know it was meant as a bad thing from the person that said it, but I'm wondering if I'm bad for appearing as if I'm in La La Land. I'd like to hear what you think.

Here's why. I choose to have a completely, freaky, positive attitude about most everything. Even in the face of many obstacles and challenges, I choose to believe in the dream - the vision - that everything will work out for the best. I don't let bad things weigh me down. I shrug off doubt and criticism. I choose every day to focus on the positive. To be happy even when I'm unhappy. I think I may be narcisistic and/or I have a large ego to be able to do this.

Now, what this does is make people think that I don't care about the obstacles and challenges. That I don't take them seriously. That I'm not focused on reality. That I'm avoiding the day to day issues. That I live in La La Land. Well, they may be correct.

But is it a bad thing?

I don't know sometimes, but I do know I feel better every day focused on a brighter future and enjoying the happy things in my life than dealing with the bad things and worrying about what the future will bring.

Am I crazy? They say mental illness begins in your early thirties. I might be delusional. I might be overly optimistic. I might be in La La Land (is that how you spell it?).

Let me know your thoughts. I'll dismiss them if they're critical and enjoy them if they're enabling (that's the other thing I was told today - that people around me enable me to live in La La Land).


JJSOmaha said...

Hey man...stay there! I get told this quite often...seems we're both on the same continent, but haven't found each other until yet.

Please give me your coordinates...

Stephen said...

I like vision--it provides the motivation to get things done.

I think you're doing the right thing. I should do that more often.