The Optimist in Revolt and Chesterton…

“The person who is really in revolt is the optimist, who generally lives and dies in a desperate and suicidal effort to persuade other people how good they are.”
– G.K. Chesterton
my small boat

This was said is such a succinct manner! How did the act of being positive transform into such a giant play and drama. How did the act of noticing and being grateful become a way to target the insecure and to charge them all money while handing them a way to build their houses of bricks, made of straw, to cover the pit? A pit that only requires some simple tools to be able to be looked at and to be corrected?

I like reading Chesterton, though I cannot say I follow his religious convictions. He does have a lot to say about faith, and the creation of all sorts of false idols to prop up one’s floundering insides. I find him full of humor and intelligent wit.

2 thoughts on “The Optimist in Revolt and Chesterton…

  1. Chesterton. Ah yes. He was a fantastic writer. Been a while since I pulled him off the shelf. That quote was very to the point. I love it when mincing words is set aside.


    • He strikes me as very funny. Some of what he shares…well I find it again amazing how much we have in common, from what I have read of him and by him. And I am sooooooooooooooooooo not Catholic! hehe Have a good day Jerry and thanks for visiting!


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