Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The Perils of Being an Optimist

I admit it.  I'm an optimist.  I believe that the future can and will be better than today.  I'm also drawn to ‘end of the world’ type movies – but only ones where the good people prevail and the evil (leader, country, monster, alien, virus, sentient computer, whatever) is thoroughly trounced.  And yet…

I still like to watch the movies where the bad guys sometimes win.  I'm haunted by them and I replay them in my mind while envisioning the many other ways the good people could have won if only…  if only they'd done this or that differently.  And that both troubles me and piques my interest at the same time.

That’s why this post from the SyFy Channel (I still prefer “SciFi”) caught my attention.  I simply had to watch the “grim alternate endings.”  I couldn't resist.  I’m also glad alternate endings remained ‘alternate.’  Otherwise I would have lost a great deal of sleep thinking of ways the story could have turned out differently.

Les Johnson - editor of "Going Interstellar" and co-author of "Back to the Moon"
Personal Homepage - http://www.lesjohnsonauthor.com/

1 comment:

  1. Thought-provoking post - we should always be dreaming big and never looking back. Good on you for staying optimistic!