How To Create And Remove Toxic Optimism

The dangers of too much optimism, how to avoid it, and keep yourself in check.

“Is the news in Canada always positive? I’m asking because you are always are so happy and up lifting.”

But how I realized that path of thinking, and why I talk about it now, is because of that question.

Looking Behind Optimism

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” ― Dr. Seuss

Optimism is choosing to see the positive aspects regardless of the scenario.

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What Can Be Done

“Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.” ― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

This can be difficult for a variety of reasons, namely that reality can be a tough pill to swallow.

But as optimists, I believe some level of realism is needed.

Realize that it’ll take time and you won’t get there instantly. But that’s alright, because you’ll get a fantastic journey out of it.

This Is Part Of The Process

Realistic thinking isn’t pessimism. It’s looking around at your reality. — Eric S Burdon

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