How I view the world

There are tons of good things about the world today, and tons of bad things. Sometimes I have a hopeful insight that gives me a euphoria that everything can be right in the world. Other times I feel depressed about the way things are going downhill. It seems like the pendulum swings from one side to the other, sometimes multiple times per day. Am I the only one who sees the world like this? I want to be positive: I’m an idealist, but I’m also a realist. I’m a perfectionist (meaning I want perfection, though I’m far from it and often don’t strive for it in my personal life) and I think I will always have some lingering discomfort with this imperfect world. I want so badly for this world to be better, but so often I feel nearly, but not totally, powerless to change it.

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