Esquire Editor-in-Chief David Granger recently wrote in his editor's letter in Esquire's May issue (themed "How to Be A Man"): "We've become addicted to pessimism. And it has more to do with us than with the fix in which we find ourselves. We're so stinking self-important that whatever happens to us must be the scariest, the worst, the terriblest."
"Part of being a man is competence. Part of being a man is hopefulness. Part of being a man is believing that you can handle it. The last thing a man does is give in to childlish expressions of helplessness. So from this day forward, how 'bout we suck it up and find a way to deal with it?"
I've got a major headache right now. His words hit me pretty hard right between the eyes.