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Prince William says "I am an optimist. A stubborn optimist."

"I am an optimist. A stubborn optimist."

In an article for the Huffington Post on the Earthshot Prize, Prince William said, "I am an optimist. A stubborn optimist. I believe in the power of human ingenuity and I’m thrilled to bring The Earthshot Prize to the U.S...

"If it sounds ambitious, optimistic, and hopeful ― that’s because it is.

"And it is President Kennedy’s words from which we have drawn so much inspiration, as he continued: “... that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one we intend to win.”

"It is this optimistic ambition that is the foundation for everything The Earthshot Prize stands for...

 "The Earthshot Prize wants to find the best of them. We want to celebrate and support them so that we not only supercharge their positive impact but also demonstrate to a despairing world that there is an optimistic way forward.

Those defining few years of the Moonshot, which witnessed huge scientific and technological strides forward, were a demonstration that seemingly impossible goals are within reach if we only harness the limitless power of innovation, human ingenuity, and urgent optimism. Let’s not forget the wave of innovation the Moonshot unlocked, driving social and economic progress in the U.S. for decades.

 

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