I'm a natural optimist. It doesn't pay not to be, because you can get loaded down and drown in constant negativism. Whatever's happening in life, it's for sure a better thing to concentrate on and appreciate the good things, of which there are always many.
However, it might be my age, but optimism is getting harder for me these days, believing as I do in self-responsibility and private enterprise and a non-intrusive government. Still, I'm hoping I'm wrong; that the recent mighty changes will work well for the future generation, which has the most at stake.