The Nastiness of Malicious Optimism

An Article of the Modern Survival Guide, Vol. II

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Optimism is generally great, I think we can mostly agree. It gets us out of bed in the morning and helps us to see the positive side of things. I’m all for optimism, as a rule. However, optimism has a dark side. This is a concept that I’ve alluded to in other articles in this long-running series: there is a thing called “Malicious Optimism,” and it is…