Sunday, October 12, 2008

I want to be irrationally exuberant again

That was a bumper sticker reportedly seen in Silicon Valley following the stock market collapse of 2000.

The "irrationally exuberant" part came from a speech by Alan Greenspan in 1996.

I like exuberance. It is not something really that would be attributed to me by those who know me but I like it all the same.

One definition I read was "joyously unrestrained." I like that even more. Another was "extreme abundance."

I guess now we must be in a period of irrational despair.


Lori1955 said...

I think I passed through despair and am now living in apathy. :) I like exuberance too although I think I've only been that way a couple times in my life. Like you, it is not a word people would use to describe me.

¸.•*´)ღ¸.•*´Chris said...

I was watching the news this morning and someone was talking about we went through a time of financial drunkenness with getting credit and spending money. Now we are in the hung over stage. Heck, I never did get to the drunkenness part as it is let alone the hangover! Seems like I have always had to watch my money as I have never had much of it anyway.