Rose colored glasses

31 Mar

We’ ve all heard it before, the little cliche that says you are a happy-go-lucky optimist, looking at the world through “rose colored glasses“.

I’m a bit confused. Since when is seeing the world solely through the pink wavelength an acceptable, much less good, thing? When I look at my salad, I want to see a fresh green salad, not some wilty, salmon-colored, disease-stricken lettuce leaf.

Perhaps optimists have some sort of rare genetic mutation that not only causes them to see the positive side of everything, but affects their eyes as well and limits their physical vision to that of tickle-me-monochrome.

Does this mean they can’t see with 3-D glasses? Do green tinted ski goggles negate their pinkish vision and turn everything black? Does everyone look like they’re constantly blushing and therefore the world seems madly in love (or feverish)?

It’s a paradox. If everything is rose colored, then your lawn, the road, the clouds, everything is pink. Using what twisted mindset can these rose-colored anomolies look up and say “Ah, the sky looks beautiful today, because the entire horizon is colored like the backdrop of the apocalypse”.

Nope. Not foreboding in the slightest.

The gall these people have, automatically associating one of the ugliest colors known to man with all that is good and optimistic. Simply because I do not see the world in one color does not, I repeat, does not make me a pessimist.

Expecting to get cancer, live through a third world war, and watch as the world crumbles around me via climate change and ridiculous wealth disparities?

That makes me a pessimist.


Posted by on March 31, 2011 in Uncategorized


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7 responses to “Rose colored glasses

  1. Kelsey

    March 31, 2011 at 17:30

    A one-color world would be so boring. And I feel like rose-colored glasses would make everything darker, so you would probably bump into a lot of things, and then break your nose. :p I really hope you don’t expect to get cancer. If you do though, don’t get pancreatic cancer. death for sure

    • chibichunsa

      April 1, 2011 at 09:46

      Oh? Which ones have less sure deaths? I shall endeavor to pick and choose a more acceptable cancer.

  2. quirkyculture

    April 1, 2011 at 08:34

    I envy the optimists. They whirl through life, leaving a trail of chaos in their wake, then awake each morning, thinking, “It’s all good!” The world crumbles around them and they don’t seem to notice.

    • chibichunsa

      April 1, 2011 at 09:44

      Couldn’t agree with you more, and their pink lenses won’t even notice my green envy. Although I think they do notice the crumbling world; they just assume it could be worse. And that is where we meet our happy common ground~

  3. The Good Greatsby

    April 5, 2011 at 15:37

    You’re absolutely right. Why don’t we challenge the assumption that the world would look better in the color rose? If we had to pick one, I bet there are lots of better colors.

    • chibichunsa

      April 6, 2011 at 02:19

      I vote for sienna – this way we can feel like we’re always in some time loop from the olden days, and photographers can no longer call themselves “artsy” just for switching to a colored filter/photoshop.

  4. Edgar Allan Poe

    April 20, 2011 at 10:53

    It is not because, pink is the best color But because pink light, effects your brain, and makes your body release certain chemicals that cause happiness. Pink light promotes feelings of safety and peaceful happiness, and causes clearer thinking.


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