When Europeans move to the the United States, one of the most unsettling bits of culture shock they experience is all the positive attitude everywhere.
“AWESOME!!! HAVE A NICE DAAAAAAY!!!!!”
Let’s just say, it comes as a bit of a shock to the system if one isn’t used to it.
I mean, why can they not be glum, ticked-off and cynical, like everybody else, the way the Good Lord intended?
But then after they’ve been here a while, they begin to realize that all this positive attitude a big reason why the Americans are so successful and productive.
A positive attitude keeps you going during the tough times, it keeps you going when everybody else has quit. A positive attitude makes it easier to trust people, makes it easier to find collaborators, makes it easier to say “Let’s give this a go and see what happens.”
A positive attitude makes a lot of little things add up to be a lot of big things.