Optimistic Idealism is the American Way

Our vision is our destiny

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I live under what one might consider the curse of optimistic idealism, a state of mind that leaves me open to my wife’s soft ridicule of high expectations. “Of course you believe that, because you’re an optimist,” she’ll tell me, as if to say my optimism is the head-in-the-clouds opposite of rationally grounded realism.

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Kevin Donovan

Kevin Donovan

Where there is great fear, there is no empathy. Where there is great empathy, there is no fear.