The Trouble With Optimism and Why We Still Need It

Keeping hope for the best in worst of times.

I have a long history of expecting the worst.

There’s a danger in using one’s personal fandoms as a proxy for a personality, but a non-zero part of my worldview can be attributed to growing up in the dark shadow of Cleveland professional sports teams. You can deride sports as a frivolity, but there are important lessons that it can teach young people—les…

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