Pollyanna Mantra

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  • I have always relied upon the complex interdependencies of society
    They have never failed me in the past.

    They will, therefore, never fail me in the future.
    I do not need to prepare for any problems.
  • Meat comes to me in shrink-wrapped packages.
  • Vegetables have no dirt on them. They are always crisp and shiny.
  • Fish is a food product that has no bones.
  • Bread is neatly sliced and packaged. It Builds Strong Bodies Twelve Ways.
  • Potatoes are long, rectangular cubes that have salt sprinkled on them. I drive my car past a window to obtain them.
  • Light is provided to me 24 hours a day by glass bulbs. It is never dark.
  • Power for my appliances lives in the wall. I plug into it whenever I want to.
  • I have books. They are used for filling the empty space on my shelves.
  • Entertainment comes to me in a large box. It has many channels.
  • Sometimes I see wars in far away places on the box. Wars do not affect me personally. Wars are entertainment. Wars are not waged near where I live.
  • Heat comes to me as I turn up a thermostat.
  • Cool air comes to me as I turn down a thermostat.
  • Clothing comes to me pre-sewn, in my size.
  • When the county fair comes, I go to see the horses, cows, pigs and sheep. I do not know where they live after the county fair goes away.
  • Factories are far away places. They make things for me. I buy them.
  • I get to other places in marvelous vehicles that come to me in showrooms. I do not know how to build them, or to fix them.
  • My children are educated by people smarter than me. I have forgotten all I learned in school.
  • Peace is maintained in my neighborhood by good men in blue uniforms. They have guns. I do not. If I press 3 buttons on my phone, they will come and help me.
  • Medical assistance can also be obtained instantly, via the same three buttons.
  • My s**t does not stink. It goes down a porcelain hole. It goes away.
  • If anything goes wrong, I will look in the Yellow Pages and call someone to fix it.