Are you a glass half full or half empty kind of person? Well the League of Pragmatic Optimists think the glass is overflowing with happiness. LOPO is present in many cities around the world and their meetings are a place where people can generate ideas and projects that aim to make the world a better place.
Founder Mark Stevenson started the league to gather people to steer the future in a positive direction. There are eight core principles they stick to:
1. An unashamed optimism of ambition about the future
2. Members involve themselves in projects that are ‘bigger than me’
3. Your stories and opinions are nice, but your evidence is better
4. Making mistakes is OK, but not trying is irresponsible
5. You are what you do, not what you intend to do
6. Ideas are to be shared, not protected
7. Members strive to police their own cynicism, and keep it in check
8. LOPO is a-political. All stripes are welcome but don’t come to promote your stripes
There is one rule: You cannot leave a LOPO meeting without adding at least one item to your ‘to-do’ list – and your ticket into the next meeting is that list with at least one task crossed off.
If you fancy joing this group of do-ers, they are about to relaunch in London today so get your ideas together now. Jude Brosnan
To reserve a place, see eventbrite.com