How do you play? Optimists and pessimists play different games, and they play in different ways, writes Nicklas Berild Lundblad.
As an optimist, you are often faced with an interesting dilemma: the rest of the world thinks that the world is getting worse, and you yourself think that it will get better – should you try to convince everyone else that it really gets better, Nicklas Berild Lundblad asks.
Is there a formula to rely on in human interaction? It seems like there is, and you have probably already guessed it... It is an optimistic one!
Nicklas Berlind Lundblad met Stanford Professor John McCarthy in the early 200s and it was the sort of meeting you don't forget.
If you thought that the successful moon landing in the '60s was due to luck and high ambitions, you are wrong. Nicklas Berild Lundblad writes about how optimism should be based on an analysis of what growing human abilities can achieve.
There is more to the question than you might think. It helps you shape your future, from a point in the future- as well as discover a richness of potential outcomes.
Optimists often get called nicknames, one of these is Pollyanna. But the real story about the nickname tells us something important about the power of optimism.
The optimist's view differs from the pessimist's in a fundamental respect: the optimist sees what could be done with the half-full glass, what it can be used for, and who might need a little water right now, writes Nicklas Berild Lundblad.
Over the past decade, we have had an increasingly vocal debate about the responsibility of platforms and the future of freedom of expression. Nicklas Berild Lundblad believes that there is reason to be optimistic about the development.