A multi-lingual friend who has been watching international news coverage of the earthquake in Haiti glowed with optimism about humanity when I saw him at a recent social occasion.

“It makes me hopeful,” he said.

I think I’m jealous.

Most who know me would agree I can be an almost sickeningly persistent glass half-full person. My life coaching clients bank on it. And yet, despite the fact that so many of my fellow citizens have stepped up and that there is a steady stream of sweet stories coming from Haiti, I can’t shake the handful of disturbing reactions I’ve heard and read.

Read the rest of today’s Game Plan column: Working My Way to Hopeful.