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(Inc)   Study finds optimism is the greatest predictor of entrepreneurial success because it allows the brain to perceive more possibilities, which is why everyone on the Top 100 Submitters list has lives filled with rainbows and sunshine   ( divider line
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2012-02-28 12:02:47 PM  
We do?
2012-02-28 12:04:41 PM  
Studies prove that self-interest leads people to behave unethically, which raises their status, which leads to more unethical behavior and inequality (new window).

But they'd have you believe it's envy on the part of the people they just screwed over.
2012-02-28 12:13:52 PM  
This explains the zero greens.
Mod bashing (though mild by some standards, I've done it) could also have something to do with the goose egg.
2012-02-28 12:14:48 PM  
I'm a ridiculous optimist, but I'm also really, really lazy. Thankfully, I know that one day my laziness will lead to great things!
2012-02-28 01:38:19 PM  
Back when I was on TF, I got a green about 15 minutes after I paid my first $5. Is that success? I always thought it was luck and being the first one to find a good link.

2012-02-28 02:01:49 PM  
There's a top 100 submitters list? Am I on it?

/I doubt it
2012-02-28 02:08:13 PM  
248 and the lowest on the top submitters list has 654

/too busy to submit these days
2012-02-28 02:34:17 PM  
If I didn't cultivate insane amounts of optimism in myself, I'd have killed myself years ago. I have coping skills on top of coping skills. That and pot makes it all bearable.
2012-02-28 03:49:50 PM  
The queue is always half-green.
2012-02-28 04:11:16 PM  

DammitIForgotMyLogin: We do?

Didn't you get your official "Top Submitter Rainbow?" There's a keg at the end of it.
2012-02-28 04:20:51 PM  
I've worked small companies my whole life, and I've found that the founders of almost all of them shared the same insane notion that their dumb idea could actually work. For most of them, they were right.
2012-02-28 05:49:32 PM  
And here I thought the rainbows and sunshine were just features of living in Hawaii.
/top 50
2012-02-28 07:56:42 PM  
The Audacity of Hope.

Not an Obama proponent, but a great title that says it all.

I'm basically that way.
Even though I'm somewhat cynical being beaten up by life and stupid people,
but I still get excited about an idea and its potential
and will tell anyone and talk about it, no matter if I'm not "supposed to"

It amazes me, how people will dismiss an idea or thought,
just because because it is not theirs, or you're not the "appropriate" level or rank.

You have to not only have the idea,
but then you have to have the energy to sell that idea,
then you have to have even more energy to make that idea happen.

That optimism, that audacity of what is the spark,
and the flame,
and the burning
until there is light.

2012-02-28 09:32:40 PM  
well looks like im screwed. again.

thanks, life. fark you right back.
2012-03-01 02:19:28 AM  
Inspired by above

<crappy poem>

We all see.

The fire flickering in front of us.

Danger, hope, and warmth

Called, we all come.

What do you see?

</crappy poem>
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