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Turn Down the News and Spread Optimism and Hope

An event hosted by Project Optimism and The Centre for Optimism in August 2021. 

 

"I mean, man, this is an amazing universe that we are living in. And it could be multi-verse, right? So just think about the possibilities. That's what's makes me optimistic."

The vision and wisdom of Jey Srikantha

Jey shared his optimism with us in our event "Turn Down the News and Spread Optimism and Hope" with another special guest Tané Hunter and hosts Nóirín Mosley and Jenny Boymal from Project Optimism and Victor Perton from The Centre for Optimism.

Jey said, "I'm a glass-half-full guy, okay?  There are always two sides to everything, and I choose to see the glass being half full. 

"Reflecting on my past and being a paraplegic and before my injury and during, and in my recovery now towards trying to walk again, I think it's something to do with what I've seen, growing up with my family, my parents, my mum in particular. There's this thing about the undying human spirit, right? No matter what happens, we can do this.

"Let's go back to Adam and Eve, the very first man and woman to today, all of us are here because they kept going. They never gave up. 

It doesn't matter with our own kids, or the neighbours' kids, or the kids that we see; the next generations are here, and they are looking at the world with wonder and awe, and you look up the skies, and you see the stars.

"I mean, man, this is an amazing universe that we are living in. And it could be multi-verse, right? So just think about the possibilities. That's what's makes me optimistic."

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