“Optimism is a strategy for making a better future. Because unless you believe that the future can be better, it’s unlikely you will step up and take responsibility for making it so. If you assume that there’s no hope, you guarantee that there will be no hope. If you assume that there is an instinct for freedom, there are opportunities to change things, there’s a chance you may contribute to making a better world. The choice is yours.”

— Noam Chomsky

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  1. Love this quote. The human spirit is once again renewed — I’m not in the USA, but I can feel faith reverberate even onto my shores.

  2. i need to tattoo this on my hand.

  3. LOVE this.

  4. Seriously? Visiting Swissmiss is like a shot in the arm. Thank you for helping to spread hope and light.

  5. There’s a wonderful (and surprisingly uplifting) piece about optimism over on the Guardian website, by Naomi Wolf.