Tuesday, December 1, 2009

A Woodie in Some Old Jeans

I've been amazed by a couple of things over the last few days: the Tiger Woods silliness and a short piece that was in the paper about a pair of century-old denim jeans selling for $25,000 at auction.

Here's my take on these events: Either we live in a society that is so wonderfully successful and affluent that a family spat and 100+ year-old blue jeans make the news...or...we are so adrift in a sea of irrelevance that a family spat and 100+ year-old blue jeans make the news.

I'm thinking it's probably a little of both.

But, here's the more important point, when you read the sentences above you had one of two thoughts: Isn't that wonderful...or, We're screwed.

You were either positive or negative, or, as you might interpret the situation about other peoples' perceptions, they were either realistic or delusional.

You interpreted the events based on your world/life view. There's a ton of new research that shows that a more postive, optimistic view of life is better for your health and can, in fact, lead to a longer life.

So, my view is that I hope the Woods' get a handle on their disagreements and I hope whoever bought those jeans can fit into'em.

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