I’m generally an optimistic person. I’m always looking to see what’s happening that’s good and positive. I continue to see (or try to) the glass as half full.
I have lots of company. John Hawkins thinks there are a lot of things going right, if we just take the time to look. He says:
Although studies show that we conservatives are usually happier and more optimistic than most about our personal lives, we also tend to be a bit more pessimistic than the average person about the country. We look at our unsustainable level of spending, the dramatically expanding, increasingly lawless welfare state, encouragement of tribalism and class hatred as a political tactic, hostility towards Christianity, schools that teach socialism and liberalism, the morally bankrupt entertainment industry and the reelection of a man who may have had the single worst performance as President of anyone in our nation’s history and we quite naturally fear for the future of our country.
This is appropriate and anyone who tells you that our nation isn’t in serious jeopardy right now is either ignorant or lying to you. Yet and still, there are plenty of reasons to be optimistic about this country’s future.
Of the seven he chooses to talk about, I think the first is