With Unwarranted Optimism like that … (personal reflection)

A Romantic Ocean-side Dinner Conversation. What could go wrong?

I love my wife.

She’s the one.

She’s the one who keeps me grounded.

CT: [One evening, over a couple of drinks, looking out over the Pacific during our romantic dinner out] “Hey, that surf is so calm, I bet I could go and swim a half mile along the beach right here.”

Wife: “And you’re exactly the kind of person with unwarranted optimism who would go out there, get pulled into a riptide and drown.”

CT: “…” o_o

Who is right here? Probably … both of us?

CMIO’s take? How about you? What contradictions do you embody in YOURself?

Footnote: the lovely Marine Room in San Diego, a few years ago.

Author: CT Lin

CMIO, UCHealth (Colorado); Professor, University of Colorado School of Medicine

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