Sunday 12th June 2016 Pessimism is unanswered questions about the unthought-of possibilities.

Yesterday was an early Birthday dinner for Kicki and myself. At the end I showed my prtotoype to my parents and it's amazing how Sylvie has become as bitter and as much sceptical and "anti" as my parents, or maybe even more. I presented to prove myself and I took a risk that I would lose my confidence a bit. Presenting to people who have a negative energy can be very destructive especially if they are as vocal as Sylvie. But I've grown stronger. Every time someone with a negative energy shoots my ideas down, I flip it now and say to myself that "They brought up interesting issues but were not in the right state of mind and spirit / open minded to offer answers or offer themselves to find an answer through further investigation."

My mother pointed out that I needed to develop the games and content and that the technology on its own was not salable. She was quick to become emotionally invested in the project. Maybe she realise as I do, that it's up to me to get this project's content and games off the ground, and not so much Sylvie. She game me Kicki's kindegarten teacher course material and exams, which gives me a clear idea of the time-consuming paper work teachers have to do.

I realise how my mother is like me, never gives up. Now I know where I get my fighting spirit from. That's unconditional love, despite the trauma I've inflicted in the family. Creativity always flowers and inspires confidence just like the kind of hope that drives teamwork in the right people. 

Lessons

  1. Every time someone with a negative energy shoots my ideas down, I flip it now and say to myself that "They brought up interesting issues but were not in the right state of mind and spirit / open minded to offer answers or offer themselves to find an answer through further investigation."
  2. "Pessimism is unanswered questions about the unthought-of possibilities."