Your optimism is not a flaw. your bubbliness is not a flaw. your kindness is not a flaw. your enthusiasm is not a flaw. you are not at fault and there is nothing wrong with you for being excited or passionate about things. you are not annoying, you are not too much, you are not extra, and you are not “cringey”. im sick of people’s happiness and recovery being mocked because we all collectively decided that happiness wasnt cool.
Optimism is radical. It is the hard choice, the brave choice. And it is, it seems to me, most needed now, in the face of despair—just as a car is most useful when you have a distance to close. Otherwise it is a large, unmovable object parked in the garage.
These days, the safest way for someone to appear intelligent is being skeptical by default. We seem sophisticated when we say “we don’t believe” and disingenuous when we say “we do.”
History and fable have both proven that nothing is ever entirely lost. David can take Goliath. A beach in Normandy can turn the tide of war. Bravery can topple the powerful. These facts are often seen as exceptional, but they are not. Every day, we all become the balance of our choices—choices between love and fear, belief or despair. No hope is ever too small.
— Guillemot del Toro
At some point you’ve got to realise that life doesn’t get better unless you make it. Choose steps to happiness and CHOOSE your mindset and CHOOSING resilience and optimism. Nothing changes unless you do. Growth mindset starts when you choose it.
“We didn’t realise we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun.”Winnie the Pooh
Percentage change in deaths for every month in 2020 compared with average deaths for every month in the period 2016-2019, Europe.