"So what are you optimistic about in these first few days of a new year? Putting aside world peace, and end to hunger and a stop to all beauty contests, what is the one best thing that has a good chance of happening this year?"
I try to be optimistic at all times of the year, some might call that stupidity or immaturity, but I put it down to a good knowledge of history.
"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world."
Anne Frank 1929-1945