“Optimism is a strategy
for making a better future.
Because unless you believe
that the future can be better
you are unlikely to step up
and take responsibility for making it so.
If you assume there is no hope,
you guarantee there will be no hope.
If you assume there is an instinct for freedom,
there are opportunities to change things,
there’s a chance you may
contribute to making a better world.
The choice is yours.”
~ Noam Chomsky
American linguist and political activist