It’s not that you wear rose-tinted glasses — you know you’ll have hard times ahead. It’s just that you know you can overcome them.
Why the World Needs Happy Men
Sarah Blick

LOVE this! This whole paragraph is awesome, but this sentence right here is pure gold! Such a fantastic perspective on optimism that I’ve unsuccessfully tried to put into words myself in the past when (pesssimistic, self-described as “realists”) people are too quick to clump optimism in with new-agey positive thinking. THANK YOU!