Optimism is the cornerstone of any good rationalization

I chatted with a friend and PVC Security Podcast fan over Twitter earlier today. We were discussing the security stance in Europe and any potential travel I might have there. I mentioned the unexpected windfall the media’s pictures of Brussels give me as several of my pre-lockdown photos were lost due to sun spots, electromagnetic interference, and gremlins. The photo loss was not, and I cannot stress this enough, not user error.

She expressed concern for my travel and I deflected with the above. Granted, the original wording wasn’t as good and a bit misogynistic. By the way, “good rationalization” means effective and not any kind of moralistic judgement.

This modified version is a truer sentiment, and I like it. The most cursory DuckDuckGo doesn’t find an exact match, so I’ll coin it.

Enjoy!

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