I don't see so many bulls around, nowadays, but I'm always thrilled when I do. They're so completely magnificent and awe-inspiring, so full of power and pride and potential for attack.
Tuesday, 2 February 2021
Thing To Be Today: bullish.
photo of a Charolais bull by akial
What bulls aren't, though, oddly, is bullish. Well, they are if by bullish you mean like a bull, but bullish usually means energetically optimistic.
Bulls seldom really look cheerful.
So I'm not exactly sure why there's an association between bulls and bullishness, but I suppose it's because bulls are pretty-much unstoppable.
A bull market is one where the value of shares is going up.
Bull in the City of London. Photo by Alankitassigments
(A downwards-trending market is a bear market.)
Anyway, how can we summon up a bit of bullish spirit? For myself, I shall order some plants for the garden and start writing a new book. You might start a business, or buy a new dress, or book a holiday.
To be bullish must always be an act of faith, and seldom more so than at the moment.
But, after all, what's to lose?
Thing to Be Today: bullish. the Old English form of bull was bula.