Friedrich Nietzsche - Thus Spoke Zarathustra. This parable I have only now - I hope at least half - understood in light of the financial crisis.
"Think positive" - think good, was the basis of the entire pyramid scheme, which is now in the result carries us into the economic decline. The devil himself has invented the most optimism, pick up the smoke sparkled thereat died, fallen souls more easily. The Optimist is the stirrup holder even the most perverse power, the optimist, the Illusionist, the willing follower. The little soul who looks even approaching the abyss before drifting the smallest cliff happy.
"I think basically once positive," - told me a mother of three children, when I spoke to the financial crisis and the possible consequences of those. Probably thinks such a chicken still positive if the hunger is already considered as a permanent guest in the house. Or, then, at once, the little hen feels betrayed from all sides, if no positive thinking more with empty stomachs helps. These are the dolls. Such people are turning to loans to the remaining substance. The optimists are the nursery bed for the money scam. Therefore, their thinking is offered to us as a model in advertising and media. Optimists are crap. Most psychotherapists are therefore also crap. (more ...)