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Optimism

On Optimism

Optimism

 

In the long run, the pessimist may be proved to be right, but the optimist has a better time on the trip - Daniel L. Reardon

Prima facie, this "feels" true. However, the BBC's panel show, It's Only a Theory, featured psychotherapist Lucy Beresford who argued that there is a modern epidemic characterised by the "pursuit of happiness" (often fed by pills), and that sadness is actually a normal part of human life which we should embrace rather than shut out.

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The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty - Winston Churchill

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The difference between a rut and a grave is depth - Anon

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Optimism is a strategy for making a better future. Because unless you believe that the future can be better, you are unlikely to step up and take responsibility for making it so - Noam Chomsky

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Optimism is a moral duty - Karl Popper

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No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars ... or opened a new doorway for the human spirit - Helen Keller