There are many grounds to be pessimistic: Inflation and rising food and commodity prices, financial crunches, “Losing Russia”, post-cold war diplomatic farces in South America, the Darfur conflict, etc. etc. (Oh, I forgot Nicolas Sarkozy – I better not think of him…). Worse, antidepressants are not as effective as one would think, we socialise less, and no longer have time for children.
Well, not being a consumer of anti-depressants, I can’t possibly live with this gloom. So I looked for grounds to be optimistic to keep me going. I found some:
– Russia will probably not be as nasty as everybody fears – business will prevail.
– Increased trade rather helps improve air quality in China