#JusJoJan — Rose Colored Glasses

img_0522“Seeing things through rose-colored glasses” is an idiomatic expression meaning having an optimistic perception or opinion about something or someone. It’s essentially possessing a highly positive and sometimes unrealistic attitude.

When Malcolm was younger, he used to see the world through rose-colored glasses. He always tried to see the best in people, to make the most out of situations, and to remain positive and optimistic. He wasn’t a total Pollyanna, but he was kind of naïve.

As Malcolm grew older, he became more realistic. He came to understand through first hand experience that people did not always have good intentions and weren’t always altruistic. He would find himself in situations where the outcomes weren’t always positive.

Once Malcolm became a middle aged man, he lost much of his youthful optimism and naïveté to pragmatism. And then as people disappointed him, his pragmatism turned into skepticism. And lately, his skepticism has turned into cynicism.

Malcolm no longer sees the world through rose-colored glasses. In fact, his views of the world have become pretty dark of late. The color Malcolm is seeing most these days is red — dark, dark red.

And that makes the world appear to be kinda bleak to to Malcolm.


Written for today’s Just Jot It January prompt from Linda G. Hill. The chosen word for today, “color” (or “colour”) was selected by Supernatural Snark.

7 thoughts on “#JusJoJan — Rose Colored Glasses

  1. BuzzCut January 23, 2018 / 6:35 am

    Oh wow! this is a good progression of the belief system

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  2. Marilyn Armstrong January 23, 2018 / 10:58 am

    When I was in my early 20s and a young mother, i actually bought glasses with a rose tint. It was very pretty. My new sunglasses have a hint of rose in them too. They make the sky turn sort of turquoise or aqua. Very pretty, but not good for accurate photography. But rose does improve the way it looks. That’s something, right?

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    • Fandango January 23, 2018 / 12:28 pm

      I had a pair of round glasses with sort of rose-colored lenses when I was younger because I wanted to look like John Lennon. It didn’t work.

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  3. Sight11 January 23, 2018 / 12:18 pm

    For me the world was already dark when I was born it’s just that there was occasional light. Nowadays even that seems to fade little by little..

    Liked by 2 people

    • newepicauthor January 24, 2018 / 4:20 am

      Stop letting the struggles of life get and keep you down. Choose to live a positive and happy life no matter what obstacles you’re faced with.

      Liked by 2 people

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