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A positive attitude is contagious and inspires a person to think clearer, usually with an increased probability of success. The positive attitude of one person effects others and collectively, the outcome will be better because a group of people working in harmony will consistently outperform a group which is imbued with negativity. I believe that a positive attitude leads to the fulfillment of the optimism created by that attitude. In politics, as elsewhere, a smile leads to more productive outcomes than a frown. The picture was taken on top of Long’s Peak, Colorado, one of the "Fourteeners", renowned as the most difficult of the non-technical climbs (60 fatalities 1915-2010). Marko on far right.