Optimism is a tool

We generally adopt a posture of optimism or pessimism as a response (or reaction) to external events. We see how things are unfolding and make a decision about what to expect. We feel like we need to justify our response based on the facts on the ground. But that doesn’t actually explain why different people, […]


This entry originally appeared at seths.blog/2021/11/optimism-is-a-tool, and may be a summary or abridged version.