Posted Tuesday night, February 27, 2018.
At eighty-three, Le Guin didnt take kindly to suggestions she should think positively about growing old.
Americans believe strongly in positive thinking. Positive thinking is great. It works best when based on a realistic assessment and acceptance of the actual situation. Positive thinking founded on denial may not be so great.
---from the essay “Diminished Thing” collected in “No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters” by Ursula K. Le Guin.
Top Image: Still from “The Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin”, a documentary by Arwen Curry.