|Oh, puh-leeze. . .|
Whenever I make a “grand pronouncement” as in “this is the way the French do” something or other, I feel as an American — so as not to offend — that a qualifier should be employed. Therefore, as a preface to my next grand sweeping generality (below), let me add: “in my experience.”
OK, then. . . As far as I can tell, the French never feel compelled to post, publicize, print or televize morale boosting sentiments and encouragements. We, however, just love to get out the message to savour life, feel good about ourselves, smell the roses, think positive and jump out of bed in order to carpe diem.
|Interesting, I always went to the source for that message.|
Meanwhile, the French are just getting on with it, spending, according to official statistics, two hours consuming their daily meals and nine hours sleeping. Maybe if they took less time eating and dreaming they could stop and read an uplifting message before they start their days.
Not to be Pollyanna-ish, but I definitely believe in the one above. Do you think it’s because I’m not French or that I don’t dream out loud?