828: Positive Attitude

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[A man sits hunched with his knees drawn up to him on a hospital bed, hooked up to an IV. A friend stands by.]<br/>
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[Cueball sits hunched with his knees drawn up to him on a hospital bed, hooked up to an IV. A friend stands by.]
Man: I'm sick and I'm scared.<br/>
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Man: I'm sick and I'm scared.
 
Friend: Well, remember - having a good attitude is the most important thing. Think positively and you'll get better.
 
Friend: Well, remember - having a good attitude is the most important thing. Think positively and you'll get better.
 
   
 
   
[Darkness surrounds the man on the bed. The friend is off-screen.]<br/>
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[Darkness surrounds Cueball on the bed. The friend is off-screen.]
Man: So if I'm sad or afraid or feel like crap sometimes, then...<br/>
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Cueball: So if I'm sad or afraid or feel like crap sometimes, then...
Friend: ...then if you don't recover, it will be  
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Friend: ...then if you don't recover, it will be ''your fault.''
''your fault.''
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[The man on the bed clutches his hands to his face and leans back.]<br/>
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[Cueball clutches his hands to his face and leans back.]
Man: Well that makes me feel even worse.<br/>
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Cueball: Well that makes me feel even worse.
Friend: See? You're doing this to yourself.<br/>
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Friend: See? You're doing this to yourself.
Man: No!<br/>
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Cueball: No!
Friend: Stop it!<br/>
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Friend: Stop it!
 
Man: Argh!
 
Man: Argh!
 
   
 
   
[Close up on the man, holding up his hand, pointing to himself.]<br/>
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[Close up on Cueball, holding up his hand, pointing to himself.]
Man: Okay, you know what? Screw this. My attitude isn't my problem. -- My  
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Cueball: Okay, you know what? Screw this. My attitude isn't my problem. -- My ''disease'' is my problem, and I'm treating it. -- I'm going to be glum and depressed and pessimistic some days, and I'm going to '''get better anyway.'''
''disease''  
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is my problem, and I'm treating it. -- I'm going to be glum and depressed and pessimistic some days, and I'm going to  
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'''get better anyway.'''
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[The man sits on the edge of the bed, his friend still standing in front of him.]<br/>
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[Cueball sits on the edge of the bed, his friend still standing in front of him.]
Man: Wait, that ended up sounding optimistic.<br/>
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Cueball: Wait, that ended up sounding optimistic.
Friend: I guess you suck at pessimism.<br/>
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Friend: I guess you suck at pessimism.
Man: Maybe I'll be better at it tomorrow.
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Cueball: Maybe I'll be better at it tomorrow.
  
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Revision as of 00:06, 14 December 2012

Positive Attitude
Having a positive attitude is almost tautologically good for your mental health, and extreme stress can hurt your immune system, but that doesn't mean you should feel like shit for feeling like shit.
Title text: Having a positive attitude is almost tautologically good for your mental health, and extreme stress can hurt your immune system, but that doesn't mean you should feel like shit for feeling like shit.

Explanation

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Transcript

[Cueball sits hunched with his knees drawn up to him on a hospital bed, hooked up to an IV. A friend stands by.] Man: I'm sick and I'm scared. Friend: Well, remember - having a good attitude is the most important thing. Think positively and you'll get better.

[Darkness surrounds Cueball on the bed. The friend is off-screen.] Cueball: So if I'm sad or afraid or feel like crap sometimes, then... Friend: ...then if you don't recover, it will be your fault.

[Cueball clutches his hands to his face and leans back.] Cueball: Well that makes me feel even worse. Friend: See? You're doing this to yourself. Cueball: No! Friend: Stop it! Man: Argh!

[Close up on Cueball, holding up his hand, pointing to himself.] Cueball: Okay, you know what? Screw this. My attitude isn't my problem. -- My disease is my problem, and I'm treating it. -- I'm going to be glum and depressed and pessimistic some days, and I'm going to get better anyway.

[Cueball sits on the edge of the bed, his friend still standing in front of him.] Cueball: Wait, that ended up sounding optimistic. Friend: I guess you suck at pessimism. Cueball: Maybe I'll be better at it tomorrow.

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Discussion

What is an IV instrument? It has to be explained. --Dgbrt (talk) 20:58, 30 November 2013 (UTC)

I've rewritten all the explanation, expanding it a bit, adding the title text part and the IV explanation. So I've also removed the incomplete tag. Hope it can be now considered "complete". 173.245.53.117 02:49, 5 December 2013 (UTC)
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