Terminal Optimism

Humans suffer from terminal optimism. No matter how many times casinos and stock brokers rip them off, they wishfully imagine the next time, they won’t allowing them will get rich without work. They are like Charlie Brown trusting Lucy van Pelt not to yank away the football at the last minute. Animals are not this stupid. You never see birds trusting cats with a second, third and fourth chance to polish them off. We humans are supposed to be the most intelligent species, but in this matter we are drooling idiots. Why? I suspect early exposure to Christianity infects the brain with this irrational optimism.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)