^ I am going to talk about Optimism, and conversely, about Pessimism.
^ I’m going to describe a framework for understanding why some people are optimistic and some are pessimistic. I’m going to explain how you can actually become more optimistic in your life, and I am going to explain how I think you can help other people be more optimistic in your personal life and in your community.
^ Before I do that, I want to share with you One True Thing about myself, and it will help you understand why I have spent most of my life struggling to be happy, despite having many privileges and gifts.
^ So, from my heart: