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A Million Voices of Optimism

We ask people "What makes you Optimistic?"   One of our strategic goals is to stimulate and collect one million voices of optimism.

In this blog collection of optimism on the way to "A Million Voices of Optimism," members and subscribers of The Centre for Optimism can post what makes them optimistic and the answers from people they have asked. 

If you want to contribute to this valuable global resource, please email our COO Victor Perton for a free subscription or support our work by joining as a member.

  • Thursday, January 16, 2020 5:32 AM | Victor Perton (Administrator)

    A school administrator should have "relentless optimism, values genuine intellectual curiosity, welcomes complexity, a subtle blend of ferocity and humility."
    Tweeted by Eamonn Barrett in reply to Greg Sederberg
    September 2019

  • Thursday, January 16, 2020 5:19 AM | Victor Perton (Administrator)

    "Pessimism is easier than optimism. But I try and make a choice for optimism if I can."
    So tweeted Karen Price

  • Monday, January 13, 2020 7:16 AM | Victor Perton (Administrator)

    "Optimism is the best form of rebellion"
    Carmen A Medina

  • Monday, January 13, 2020 6:49 AM | Victor Perton (Administrator)

    "Optimism lends much loveliness to realism."
    Tweeted by Steve Vilkas

  • Monday, January 13, 2020 6:45 AM | Victor Perton (Administrator)

    "In our short existence, America’s simple, stubborn optimism has sometimes served as a useful tonic for older parts of the world."
    Ian Marcus Corbin

    Read the full article

  • Monday, January 13, 2020 5:40 AM | Victor Perton (Administrator)
    "Optimism is a wonderful thing" says Kevin Richert 

    Kevin wrote, "Optimism is a wonderful thing.  And at the dawn of a new legislative session, optimism is an abundant commodity.  So it was Friday, when Senate President Pro Tem Brent Hill addressed the Statehouse media corps and said lawmakers would need only a few weeks to work their way through reviewing agency rules, before proceeding to the other business of the 2020 session. The Rexburg Republican was feeling so optimistic that he even compared the rules process to Y2K. "

    See original article

  • Sunday, January 12, 2020 9:14 AM | Victor Perton (Administrator)

    "To see the people of Tasmania optimistic and really confident about the future."
    The late Jim Bacon's proudest achievement while in office.

  • Sunday, January 12, 2020 9:09 AM | Victor Perton (Administrator)

    "I hope when you make your first mistake, you're not as tough on yourself as you are on others."
    Terry Laidler

  • Sunday, January 12, 2020 8:51 AM | Victor Perton (Administrator)

    "There is a public interest in the media getting serious about #optimistic stories, asking the question: how can we thrive as a society and leave no one behind, and where can we uncover the seeds of this?"
    So writes Sean Dagan Wood

  • Sunday, January 12, 2020 7:01 AM | Victor Perton (Administrator)

    "What makes me optimistic is the future that Australian Agriculture has - despite the tough times it is currently experiencing. The optimism comes from the people, the land, the communities & their collective will and spirit to have a go and to get up and go again if they trip over."
    Tony Mahar, Chief Executive of the Australian 'National Farmers Federation'

    Tony tweeted that to me in answer to my question, "What makes you Optimistic?"

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