Saw this quote from Christian inspirational writer William Arthur Ward on, of all places, Foreign Policy’s website:
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
In the spirit of what I’ve been seeing on Facebook lately, we should want to know what the opportunist would do. That’s easy: get a power boat!
(One of my family’s yachts; click on the image for more about that.)
Of course, if we get the French involved in this discussion, we have this:
(French Premier Edgar) Faure, a witty and prolific writer, was accused to being a “weathercock,” changing his direction with the flow of public opinion. According to legend, his response was that “it is not the weathercock which turns; it is the wind!”