Glass half full proclaimers can be shallow.
Yes. That’s right. I said that.
Does that mean we should all be dark, negative and depressed?
But if your first response to failure is everything is shiny and wonderful; everything is fine. I say, you are being superficial. You are glossing over the learning experience because you can’t face your true feelings.
After a failure, you should whine, feel some real feelings, recognize some grief, look for the lessons. Then, and only then, can you authentically look for the silver lining and with any credibility say the glass is full. And it will be because you didn’t just self medicate with platitudes. It will be because you learned something real and useful. Then you will have the energy to go forward and try again.
So, do you agree with me? Tell me why not?