[Enthusiasm] Make 2018 The Year Of Maximum Enthusiasm – Brendan Leonard

Note: I first wrote and published this post on December 29, 2011, calling it ?Make 2012 The Year Of Maximum?

Kurt Vonnegut, in a 2003 speech to students at the University of Wisconsin, said, “I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, ‘If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.’”

People can disagree with things like quality, maybe your taste in food, or whether or not a movie is good. But no one can argue with enthusiasm, especially when it is over the top. … A conversation where someone puts down your favorite ski area/mountain/rock climb/trail/burrito is not a conversation about ski areas/mountains/rock climbs/trails/burritos. It is a conversation about that person being a pompous asshole. … Enthusiasm doesn’t have to stand up to criticism. It doesn’t even have to really make sense.

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