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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.

  • Sunday, June 13, 2021 7:04 AM | Victor Perton (Administrator)

    "Above all, I believe what #Europe needs is #leaders who transmit hope and #optimism. People are tired and frustrated here. We need to stand with the people, tell the truth but also tell them there is light at the end of the tunnel"

    World Health Organization's Dr Hans Kluge nails it!

    All countries need "#leaders who transmit hope and #optimism"

  • Saturday, June 12, 2021 12:31 PM | Victor Perton (Administrator)

  • Saturday, June 12, 2021 12:26 PM | Victor Perton (Administrator)

  • Saturday, June 05, 2021 8:36 AM | Victor Perton (Administrator)

  • Saturday, June 05, 2021 6:41 AM | Victor Perton (Administrator)

    "It is the ability to protect ourselves against adversity by maintaining a positive, hopeful and #optimistic attitude that allows us to project ourselves into the future."

  • Friday, June 04, 2021 6:09 AM | Victor Perton (Administrator)

    Fraport’s executive board chairman, Dr Stefan Schulte:

    “Looking ahead, we are overall optimistic, even if the pandemic will continue to impact our business for a while. This optimism is based, above all, on the ongoing progress of the vaccination programmes. Here, not only Germany but also many important key countries are making very good progress."

  • Friday, June 04, 2021 5:57 AM | Victor Perton (Administrator)

    “We live in such a fucked-up world, so it’s important to make some optimistic music once in a while,” Alessio Natalizia said. “I think it’s our job as an artist to give options, to give possibilities, and a different way of doing things. And I think hope is one of those options.”

    Fans could’ve been forgiven for thinking otherwise. Natalizia’s music at that point in time was imposing and brutalist, more reflective of a “fucked-up world” than any avenue out. The key song from Good Luck, the album he was then promoting, was a team-up with Québécoise nihilist Marie Davidson, whose own brand of coldwave doubles as anti-club manifesto. “Hope” seemed at best like a far-off prospect, at worst a cruel joke.

    A few years and a few records later, the truth of Natalizia’s statement is coming into view. On How to Leave Your Body—roughly his 10th record, including collaborations with Romance and Mark Lanegan under his Dark Mark moniker—Natalizia triumphantly and effusively embraces optimism, thawing out his trademark industrial chill underneath a hard-earned sunrise. Less an EBM album than a showcase of the best textures contemporary experimental pop has to offer, How to Leave Your Body offers a counterweight to modern doomsaying, choosing instead to celebrate the fragility and strangeness of the human experience with uncommon earnestness.

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  • Wednesday, June 02, 2021 8:03 AM | Victor Perton (Administrator)

  • Monday, May 31, 2021 6:31 AM | Victor Perton (Administrator)

    "Let me say that I do believe optimism can play a very positive role (pun intended!) in leading people through challenging times. The ‘brand’ of optimism that I recommend is ‘realistic optimism.’ When leaders are realistically optimistic, they build trust. It’s important for employees to hear the truth without the sugar coating. I can hear the best leaders saying something like, “Hey, there are more tough times ahead. I don’t have all the answers, AND I know that, working together, we will make the best of this.”

  • Monday, May 31, 2021 6:18 AM | Victor Perton (Administrator)

    Interesting! George Tippett was a quiet student of #meditation in the #yoga tradition of #Kashmir#Shaivism, an #optimistic philosophy that sees everything as conscious energy, expressed in different ways – as unity in diversity.

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