living well


13 Comments 01 March 2011

‘Optimism is a strategy for making a better future. Because unless you believe that the future can be better, you are unlikely to step up and take responsibility for making it so. If you assume there is no hope, you guarantee there is no hope.’ Noam Chomsky

You know how I love quotes. I wanted to post this one today because I’ve recently heard a few people expressing a lot of anxiety and worry about their futures. This one’s for them and for anyone who needs to hear a good strategy before setting off again into the future!


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  1. Oh! This quote seems made just for me today. Thank you. And thank you for your wise comforting comment over at mine

  2. You know I love that! Very nice quote.

  3. Janice says:

    Very very nice. I need more optimism in my life, for sure.

  4. Kate Takes 5 says:

    The power of positive thinking…read and noted thank you!

  5. Thank you for posting this today, it’s just what I needed to read! Have tweeted it to the world 😀

  6. john Falchetto says:

    Hi MIchelle, Thanks for this quote. What is life without hope?
    I think anxiety and worrying about the future is normal we all do. But hope is what keeps me going and helps to manage these fears.
    So the question is are your hopes stronger than your fears?

    Great post Michelle, thanks for hitting the nail on the head with such a short yet powerful post.

    • Michelloui says:

      Glad you liked it John. Sometimes I try to remember that ‘short is sweet’ with some ideas. You’re right to pose the question ‘are your hopes stronger than your fears?’ Mine are! But they haven’t always been.

  7. helengirling says:

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