Being Owen Wilson

So, last night while I was giving in to insomnia, I watched The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and all its special features. Today I’ve spent a few minutes reading quotes by Wes Anderson and the Wilson brothers.

This quote by Owen stuck out:

I think of myself as a doom person. I’m a worrier. But I like the idea of being an optimist. Maybe I’m the kind of optimist who deep down knows it’s not going to work.”

What an honest and true thing to say… Brooke and I discussed it and I’ll let her weigh in via comment if she’d like. I think that for me, this is a true and relevant statement; however, I feel like I’m in the exact opposite place. I am a big worrier, but I always feel guilty about it (the worrying), which is only balanced by my feelings that I should be worrying more. I think that, in the end, it relates back to the “P” in my INFP temperament where I tend to enjoy spending time in the planning phase and not the decisions phase. If you love to plan, the possibilities are endless, and usually there’s enough time to make a good number of them optimistic.

Does this make sense at all? Thoughts?


One thought on “Being Owen Wilson

  1. I’m the same way in a sense: I know things always work themselves out in the end. To quote Van Wilder, “worrying is like a rocking chair: it gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you anywhere.”

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