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Careful Optimism

I see the current situation with optimism; However, this is an optimism that is full of caution. Cautious Optimism.

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Ulil Abshar Abdalla

Ulil Abshar Abdalla

In all problems, including within politics, there are always people who are very fond of bad news and tend to describe the situation so badly that it infects people around them with the virus of pessimism.

For people like this there is always a dark side to every piece of news that should bring a message of kindness. People like this are commonly referred to as fearmongers. I call them the "alarmists", those who like to sound the "alarm", as if it is a dangerous situation. Even though there is a little benefit to an alarmist attitude like this (at least as a reminder so that we are careful in assessing the situation!), I tend to avoid or distrust this kind of person. There are certain figures in this country that I see have a tendency toward this. I have, for a long time ago, had no interest in figures like this.

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