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Now is the Time for Flexible Optimism

It isn’t the easy, naive path you think it would be.

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I’m a typical first born — sensible, cautious, structured — so, to me, being an optimist looked like a rather easy, naive path I couldn’t risk taking. I couldn’t act joyfully oblivious to the dangers and troubles around me like all the (slightly deluded) Pollyanna optimists do. Opitimism is the realm of dreamers…

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Relaxed, inspiring essays about happiness.

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Kelly Eden

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