Pessimism is easy to find.
It’s embedded in our ape brains — the suspicion that a lion lurks behind every bush, that this year’s harvest will fail, that the stock market will crash, that there will be no snow this winter.
It’s a survival mechanism. When you expect the worst, you plan for it, take preparations against it and are ready when it comes.
But life is more than basic survival. We aren’t daily threatened by death and destruction. Our ape brains now work against us. Pessimism is obsolete.