An Astronaut’s Guide to Optimism. What’s your resolution?
If you’re looking a new perspective on the world in 2015 who better to provide it than a man that’s literally seen the big picture. In Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield’s latest video, filmed in Dublin, he reflects on the state of the world and he’s pretty optimistic about the future.
“Our world is not as bad a place as we often feel it to be. It is easy to look to the future and lament how far there is left to go, but sometimes it is helpful to stop and reflect on just how far we’ve come.
“This New Years, my resolution is to help make our world a better place. What’s yours?”
Here’s to the year ahead and more words of wisdom and optimism.
“It is the possibility that keeps me going, and though you may call me a dreamer or a fool or any other thing, I believe that anything is possible.” ~ Nicholas Sparks
“For myself I am an optimist – it does not seem to be much use to be anything else.” ~ Winston S. Churchill
“In this hour, I do not believe that any darkness will endure.” ~ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King
“Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.” ~ Dalai Lama XIV
“We’ll never survive!” “Nonsense. You’re only saying that because no one ever has.” ~ William Goldman, The Princess Bride
“Look on the bright side,” said Simon, “If they need a human sacrifice, you can always offer me. I’m not sure the rest of you qualify anyway.” ~ Cassandra Clare, City of Ashes
“The longest way must have its close – the gloomiest night will wear on to a morning.” ~ Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom’s Cabin
“Only those who attempt the absurd can achieve the impossible.” ~ Albert Einstein
“The basis of optimism is sheer terror.”~ Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
“My optimism and confidence come not from feeling I’m luckier than other mortals, and they sure don’t come from visualizing victory. They’re the result of a lifetime spent visualizing defeat and figuring out how to prevent it.”
~ Chris Hadfield, astronaut