The Governor General at the Nelson Mandela Youth Leadership Summit
"I'm an optimist by nature. So when I was going through my career, learning, as you do as a young officer, and then growing up and progressing through the ranks, I'm looking for the positive in situations. I'm looking for the positive in people."
Speaking to students in an extra session of The Nelson Mandela Youth Leadership Summit sponsored by The Centre forOptimism in December 2020, The Governor-General and Mrs Linda Hurley made everyone feel like royalty. The Governor General said, "I will say what I got to say now, not because I'm dealing with the Center for Optimism. I have said it in many, many, many of my speeches as Governor-General and as Governor of New South Wales, that I'm an optimist by nature.