“Over the long term, the future is decided by optimists. To be an optimist you don’t have to ignore all the many problems we create; you just have to imagine improving our capacity to solve problems.” Kevin Kelly — 68 Bits of Unsolicited Advice at The Technium (https://kk.org/thetechnium/68-bits-of-unsolicited-advice/)

It is one thing to say, “Don’t worry.” It is quite another to figure out how to do it without living in denial of very real situations that push us to the limit of our faith and stamina, and then demand still more of us. Optimism and diminishing anxiety are not the same thing but they are related. Reducing worry in our lives, like anything worthwhile, takes practice and discipline.

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