Imagine a delicious glass of summer iced tea. Take a long cool sip. Listen to the ice crackle and clink. Is the glass part full or part empty?Take another sip. And now?
I am by nature an optimist and by intellectual conviction a pessimist.
There's no difference between a pessimist who says, "Oh, it's hopeless, so don't bother doing anything", and an optimist who says, "Don't bother doing anything, it's going to turn out fine anyway". Either way, nothing happens.